The authority's three-member board then has up to six months to decide whether to order a new election.
The three-member Board will base its decision on the evidence before the hearings officer.
The state also disputed that the three-member board had ever met to vote on the question.
A three-member board of commissioners is the county's governing body.
A new three-member board would make the final decision.
The three-member board of the authority could imposed an increase after hearings.
Its owners are the country's major banks, and it has a three-member board of governors.
Jefferson County's executive branch is a three-member board of supervisors.
Since that time, Chapman has been denied parole seven times by a three-member board.
The three-member Board ordinarily will not accept additional evidence or conduct a hearing.