Oregon Statutes - Chapter 462 - Racing - Section 462.272 - Power of commission to administer oaths, take depositions, issue subpoenas.

(1) In administering the provisions of this chapter, any member of the Oregon Racing Commission, or an agent authorized by the commission, has power on behalf of the commission to:

(a) Issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records and documents relating to matters before the commission.

(b) Administer oaths.

(c) Take or cause to be taken depositions within or without this state, as provided by law.

(2) The commission, upon request of any person interested in a matter before the commission, may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses or the production of books, records or documents on behalf of such person.

(3) The commissionís subpoenas may be served by any person appointed by the commission. They shall be served, and witness fees and mileage shall be paid, as provided in ORS 44.415 (2).

(4) If a person refuses to attend to give testimony or to produce books, records or documents, pursuant to a subpoena issued by the commission, the circuit court of the county where attendance is required, upon application of the commission, shall compel obedience to the subpoena and shall punish refusal to obey or to testify in the same manner as is punished a refusal to obey a subpoena or to testify pursuant to a subpoena issued from the circuit court. [1957 c.313 §13; 1987 c.413 §9; 1989 c.980 §14a]

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