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The commissioner of finance and the commissioner of administration and their designated
agents shall have free access to the records of all state departments and agencies, and may issue
subpoenas for and compel the attendance of witnesses and the giving of testimony and the
production of books, records, accounts, documents, and papers; and may administer oaths to
witnesses or take their affirmation. If any person shall fail or refuse to appear or testify regarding
that upon which the person may be lawfully interrogated, or to produce any books, records,
accounts, documents or papers material in the matter under consideration, after having been
lawfully required by order or subpoena, any judge of the district court in any county of the
state where the order or subpoena was made returnable, on application of the commissioner of
finance or commissioner of administration, as the case may be, shall compel obedience or punish
disobedience as for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of a similar order or subpoena
issued by such court.
History: (53-1d) 1939 c 431 art 8 s 3; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1986 c 444

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