State Affairs and Government

Department of Business Regulation

SECTION 42-14-11

§ 42-14-11. Subpoena power – False swearing.

(a) In connection with any matters having to do with the discharge of his or her duties pursuant to this chapter, the director, in all cases of every nature pending before him or her, is hereby authorized and empowered to summon witnesses to attend and testify in like manner as in either the supreme or the superior courts. The director is authorized to compel the production of all papers, books, documents, records, certificates or other legal evidence that may be necessary for the determination and the decision of any question or the discharge of any duty required by law of the department, including the function of the director as a member of the board of bank incorporation and board of building-loan association incorporation, by issuing a subpoena duces tecum signed by the director.

(b) Every person who disobeys this writ shall be considered in contempt of the department, and the department may punish that and any other contempt of the authority in like manner as contempt may be punished in either the supreme or the superior court.

(c) Any person who shall willfully swear falsely in any proceedings, matter or hearing before the department shall be deemed guilty of the crime of perjury.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 139, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, § 16.)