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(a) Sufficiency of complaint. The Human Relations Officer, within 30 days after the filing of a complaint, shall review the complaint to determine whether the facts alleged are sufficient to support a claim for discrimination in housing.
(b) Dismissal. If the Human Relations Officer determines that the facts alleged would be insufficient to establish discrimination in housing, the Human Relations Officer shall:
(1) dismiss the complaint in writing, setting forth the reasons for the dismissal and a description of the process to seek reconsideration; and
(2) serve a copy of the dismissal on the parties.
(c) Reconsideration. The complainant may request reconsideration of the dismissal by sending a letter by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the Chair of the Commission within 15 days after the date that the dismissal was served on the complainant. The letter shall state the reasons why the complainant disagrees with the dismissal.
(d) Decision of the Commission.
(1) If the voting members of the Commission determine that the facts alleged would be sufficient to establish discrimination in housing, the Chair shall reinstate the complaint by letter and serve the letter on the parties.
(2) If the voting members of the Commission determine that the facts alleged would be insufficient to establish discrimination in housing, the Chair shall uphold the dismissal by the Human Relations Officer by letter and serve the letter on the parties.
(Bill No. 57-19)