The agency shall provide by rule a hearing procedure and procedures for the administrative resolution of the notice of assessment. The rules shall provide that the hearing shall be conducted by a driver license hearing officer or other hearing officer appointed by its agency. The hearing may be informal and the sole issue shall be whether the motor vehicle being operated at the time of the motor vehicle incident was in compliance with the Mandatory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Law. The appeal shall not be a contested case under the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act. The final order concerning the appeal may be reviewed in circuit court by the filing of a petition for review within 35 days after the final order is issued in the original appeal.