(a) The department may issue a subpoena as provided by this section.
(b) The department may request and, if necessary, compel by subpoena:
(1) the production for inspection and copying of records, documents, and other evidence
relevant to the investigation of an alleged violation of this chapter, a law establishing
a regulatory program administered by the department, or a rule adopted or order issued
by the commission or executive director; and
(2) the attendance of a witness for examination under oath.
(c) A subpoena under this section may be issued throughout this state and may be served
by any person designated by the commission or the executive director.
(d) The department, acting through the attorney general, may bring an action to enforce
a subpoena issued under this section against a person who fails to comply with the
(e) Venue for an action brought under this section is in a district court in:
(1) Travis County; or
(2) any county in which the department may hold a hearing.
(f) The court shall order compliance with the subpoena if the court finds that good
cause exists to issue the subpoena.
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