(a) The board may adopt all bylaws and rules, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties and the regulations of the proceedings before it.
(b) The board shall adopt and have an official seal.
(c) In carrying into effect this chapter, the board may, under the hand of its chair and the seal of the board, subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance and may also require them to produce books, papers, maps, or documents. Any member of the board may administer oaths of affirmation to witnesses appearing before the board. Witnesses officially called by the board shall receive the same compensation and shall be reimbursed for expenses in the same amount as the members of the board pursuant to Section 34-28A-41. If any person refuses to appear as a witness before the board, to testify, or to produce any books, papers, or documents, the board may present its petition to the Montgomery County Circuit Court, setting forth the facts, and thereupon the court shall, in a proper case, issue a subpoena to the person, requiring his or her attendance before the circuit court and there to testify or to produce those books, papers, and documents as may be deemed necessary and pertinent by the board. Any person failing or refusing to obey the subpoena or order of the circuit court may be proceeded against in the same manners as for refusal to obey any other subpoena or order of the court.
(d) The board is empowered to apply for relief by injunction, without bond, to restrain any person, partnership, or corporation from the commission of any act which is prohibited by this chapter. Application for an injunction may be made to the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama, or the circuit court of the county in which it is alleged that the violation is occurring. The members of the board shall not be personally liable for instituting any proceedings.
Last modified: May 3, 2021