ORS 717.300
Subpoena authority


For purposes of an investigation or proceeding under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties), the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance, take evidence and require the production of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records that the director considers relevant or material to the inquiry. Each witness who appears before the director under a subpoena shall receive the fees and mileage provided for witnesses in ORS 44.415 (Fees and mileage of witnesses) (2).


If a person fails to comply with a subpoena issued pursuant to this section or a party or witness refuses to testify on any matter, the judge of the circuit court of any county, on the application of the director, shall compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from the court or a refusal to testify. [1999 c.571 §23]

Source: Section 717.300 — Subpoena authority, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors717.­html.

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