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168.70 Testimonial powers of administrator.

(a) The administrator shall have power to issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents, papers, books, records and other evidence before the administrator in any matter over which the administrator has jurisdiction, control or supervision pertaining to sections 168.66 to 168.77. The administrator shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations to any person whose testimony is required.

(b) If any person shall refuse to obey any such subpoena, or to give testimony, or to produce evidence as required thereby, any judge of any district court may, upon application and proof of such refusal, make an order for the issuance of a subpoena, or subpoena duces tecum, for the witness to appear before the administrator and to give testimony, and to produce evidence as required thereby. Upon filing such order in the office of the court administrator of such court the administrator shall issue a subpoena, as directed, under the seal of said court, requiring the person to whom it is directed to appear at the time and place therein designated.

(c) If any person served with any such subpoena shall refuse to obey the same, or to give testimony or to produce evidence as required thereby, the administrator may report such refusal to the court, and the court shall thereupon enforce obedience to the subpoena in the manner provided by law for enforcing obedience to subpoenas of the court.

HIST: 1957 c 266 s 5; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82