December 20, 2007
CONCETTA BELLOTT, APPELLANT,
NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE COMMISSION, RESPONDENT.
On appeal from a final decision of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Argued December 11, 2007
Before Judges Skillman and Winkelstein.
Appellant, Concetta Bellott, was the holder of a real estate salesperson's license. She appeals from a final decision of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission that denied her application to reinstate her license, which expired on June 30, 2003. On appeal, she claims her license "was taken without [her] knowledge in September 2001." Judicial review of administrative agency decisions is severely limited. Karins v. City of Atlantic City, 152 N.J. 532, 540 (1998). An appellate court accords an agency decision a presumption of reasonableness. Town of Belleville v. Coppla, 187 N.J. Super. 147, 153 (App. Div. 1982). We will not disturb the agency's decision unless it was arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable, or not supported by substantial, credible evidence in the record as a whole. In re Warren, 117 N.J. 295, 296-97 (1989).
We have carefully reviewed the record, and in light of the applicable law, we conclude that the Commission's decision was supported by substantial credible evidence in the record. Consequently, we affirm substantially for the reasons expressed by the Commission in its December 20, 2006 decision. R. 2:11- 3(e)(1)(D).
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