Rule 12-31 Final Determination.

The Board shall provide a final determination affirming, rejecting, or modifying the hearing officer's recommended final determination within 30 days of the conclusion of the written comments period. The final determination shall notify the candidate of the commencement of the four-month period during which a special proceeding may be brought to challenge the Board's determination pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules. If the Board affirms the hearing officer's recommended final determination in its entirety, it shall notify respondent that the hearing officer's recommended final determination was affirmed by the Board. If the Board rejects or modifies the hearing officer's recommended final determination, the Board shall provide a written determination stating the basis for any assessed penalty or public funds determination, including any findings of fact and conclusions of law. Determinations made by the Board pursuant to this chapter may not be appealed to the Board unless the Board specifically provides otherwise in its determination.