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    Subdivision 1. Authority. To carry out the commissioner's enforcement duties under
chapter 29, 31, 31A, 32, or 34, the commissioner may, upon presenting appropriate credentials,
during regular working hours and at other reasonable times, inspect premises subject to the
commissioner's enforcement and licensing authority for reasons related to the commissioner's
enforcement and licensing authority; request information from persons with information relevant
to an inspection; and inspect relevant papers and records, including business records. The
commissioner may issue notices in lieu of citations for minor violations if a notice is in the
public interest.
    Subd. 2. Failure to comply. The commissioner may administer oaths, take and cause to be
taken depositions of witnesses, and issue subpoenas, and may petition the district court in the
county in which the premises is located to compel compliance with subpoenas or to permit an
History: 1991 c 316 s 4; 1993 c 65 s 3

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