New York Consolidated Laws, Social Services Law - SOS § 111-p. Authority to issue subpoenas

The department or the child support enforcement unit coordinator or support collection unit supervisor of a social services district, or his or her designee, or another state's child support enforcement agency governed by title IV-D of the social security act, shall be authorized, whether or not a proceeding is currently pending, to subpoena from any person, public or private entity or governmental agency, and such person, entity or agency shall provide any financial or other information needed to establish paternity and to establish, modify or enforce any support order.  If a subpoena is served when a petition is not currently pending, the supreme court or a judge of the family court may hear and decide all motions relating to the subpoena.  If the subpoena is served after a petition has been served, the court in which the petition is returnable shall hear and decide all motions relating to the subpoena.  Any such person, entity, or agency shall provide the subpoenaed information by the date as specified in the subpoena.  Such subpoena shall be subject to the provisions of article twenty-three of the civil practice law and rules.  The department or district may impose a penalty for failure to respond to such information subpoenas pursuant to section twenty-three hundred eight of the civil practice law and rules .

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