1. Any member of the Commission or investigatory staff of the Division may administer
oaths and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production
of books and papers.
2. If any witness refuses to attend, testify or produce any books and papers as required
by the subpoena, the President of the Commission or the Administrator may report to
the district court by petition, setting forth that:
(a) Due notice has been given of the time and place of attendance of the witness or
the production of the books and papers;
(b) The witness has been subpoenaed by the Commission or Division pursuant to this
(c) The witness has failed or refused to attend or produce the books and papers required
by the subpoena before the Commission or Division, or has refused to answer questions
propounded to him or her,
and asking for an order of the court compelling the witness to attend and testify
or produce the books and papers before the Commission or Division.
3. Upon such a petition, the court shall enter an order directing the witness to appear
before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in its order, the time
to be not more than 10 days after the date of the order, and then and there show cause
why the witness has not attended, testified or produced the books or papers before
the Commission or Division. A certified copy of the order must be served upon the witness.
4. If it appears to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by the Commission
or Division, the court shall enter an order that the witness appear before the Commission
or Division, at the time and place fixed in the order, and testify or produce the
required books and papers. Upon failure to obey the order the witness must be dealt with as for contempt of
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