2023 Florida Statutes

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SECTION 321Witnesses and evidence.

624.321 Witnesses and evidence.
(1) As to any examination, investigation, or hearing being conducted under this code, a person designated by the department or office, respectively:
(a) May administer oaths, examine and cross-examine witnesses, receive oral and documentary evidence; and
(b) Shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance and testimony, and require by subpoena the production of books, papers, records, files, correspondence, documents, or other evidence which is relevant to the inquiry.
(2) If any person refuses to comply with any such subpoena or to testify as to any matter concerning which she or he may be lawfully interrogated, the Circuit Court of Leon County or of the county wherein such examination, investigation, or hearing is being conducted, or of the county wherein such person resides, may, on the application of the department or office, issue an order requiring such person to comply with the subpoena and to testify.
(3) Subpoenas shall be served, and proof of such service made, in the same manner as if issued by a circuit court. Witness fees, cost, and reasonable travel expenses, if claimed, shall be allowed the same as for testimony in a circuit court.
History.s. 36, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 31, 37, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 181, ch. 97-102; s. 776, ch. 2003-261.

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