SEC. 75-89-19. Investigation and enforcement by administrator; compulsion of testimony and other evidence.
(1) The administrator may conduct investigations, within or without this state, as he finds necessary or appropriate to:
(a) Determine whether any person has violated, or is about to violate, any provision of this chapter or any rule or order of the administrator; or
(b) Aid in enforcement of this chapter.
(2) The administrator may publish information concerning any violation of this chapter or any rule or order of the administrator.
(3) For purposes of any investigation or proceeding under this chapter, the administrator or any officer or employee designated by rule or order, may administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, take evidence and require the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records which the administrator finds to be relevant or material to the inquiry.
(a) If a person does not give testimony or produce the documents required by the administrator or a designated employee pursuant to an administrative subpoena, the administrator or designated employee may apply for a court order compelling compliance with the subpoena or the giving of the required testimony.
(b) The request for order of compliance may be addressed to either:
(i) The Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, if the person is within this state; or
(ii) The appropriate court of the state having jurisdiction over the person refusing to testify or produce, if the person is outside this state.
SOURCES: Laws, 1993, ch. 319, Sec. 10, eff from and after July 1, 1993.