Upon receipt of notice, as provided in Section 69810 that any recipient has committed any act likely to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus and was convicted of a public offense in connection therewith, or is found to have willfully and knowingly disrupted the orderly operation of the campus, or has been suspended from an
institution of higher education for these acts, the hearing board shall immediately give the recipient written notice of the report. The notice shall inform the recipient of the pendency of the proceedings for the suspension of assistance. It shall inform the recipient that he may present evidence of mitigating circumstances to the hearing board within 14 calendar days of the date of the mailing of the notice, and shall specify the procedures and means by which such evidence is to be presented, including the date at which any hearing to be afforded him is to be held. The hearing board may prescribe any procedures and means for these purposes which it may deem appropriate, provided that any hearing which may be afforded the recipient shall not be held sooner than seven days after the date of the mailing of the notice.
If no response to the hearing board’s notice is made within the period specified in this section, the hearing board may suspend further assistance to
the recipient and the suspension shall remain in effect not to exceed the ensuing two academic years.
After the conclusion of proceedings provided for in this section, the hearing board shall, by majority vote, determine whether further assistance to the recipient shall be suspended. If the recipient was arrested and convicted of a public offense arising from campus disruption, the suspension may remain in effect for a period not to exceed the ensuing two academic years. If the recipient is found by the hearing board to have willfully and knowingly disrupted the orderly operation of the campus, but has not been arrested and convicted, the hearing board may suspend further assistance to the recipient for the period as the hearing board may determine not to exceed the ensuing two academic years. If the recipient was suspended from an institution of higher education for these acts, the hearing board shall suspend further assistance to the recipient for a period not
less than the time of the suspension. The findings of the hearing board shall be in writing.
The hearing board shall notify the appropriate state agencies of any suspension of state financial aid pursuant to this section, and no state financial aid shall be extended to the recipient during this period.
Any notice required to be made by this section shall be sufficient when it is deposited in the United States registered or certified mail, postage paid, addressed to the last known address of the addressee.