1. The district court in and for the county in which any hearing may be held shall
have the power to compel the attendance of witnesses, the giving of testimony and
the production of books and papers as required by any subpoena issued by the Commissioner.
2. In case of the refusal of any witness to attend or testify or produce any papers
required by such subpoena, the Commissioner may report to the district court in and
for the county in which the hearing is pending by petition, setting forth:
(a) That due notice has been given of the time and place of attendance of the witness
or the production of the books and papers;
(b) That the witness has been subpoenaed in the manner prescribed in this chapter;
(c) That the witness has failed and refused to attend or produce the papers required
by subpoena before the Commissioner in the cause or proceeding named in the subpoena,
or has refused to answer questions propounded to him or her in the course of such
and asking an order of the court compelling the witness to attend and testify or produce
the books or papers before the Commissioner.
3. The court, upon petition of the Commissioner, shall enter an order directing the
witness to appear before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in
such order, the time to be not more than 10 days from the date of the order, and then
and there show cause why the witness has not attended or testified or produced the
books or papers before the Commissioner. A certified copy of the order shall be served upon the witness. If it shall appear to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by the Commissioner,
the court shall thereupon enter an order that the witness appear before the Commissioner
at the time and place fixed in the order and testify or produce the required books
or papers, and upon failure to obey the order, the witness shall be dealt with as
for contempt of court.
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