Oregon Statutes - Chapter 650 - Franchise Transactions - Section 650.060 - Investigative powers of director; protection against unreasonable investigation; contempt.

(1) For the purpose of any investigation or proceeding under ORS 650.005 to 650.100, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services or any officer designated by the director 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 director considers relevant or material to the investigation or proceeding.

(2) Any person who is served with a subpoena or is subject to an order to give testimony orally or in writing or to produce books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records as provided in ORS 650.005 to 650.100 may apply to any circuit court in Oregon for protection against abuse or hardship in the manner provided in ORCP 36 C.

(3) Except to the extent judicial relief may have been granted under subsection (2) of this section, if any person disobeys a subpoena issued under subsection (1) of this section, or if any witness refuses to testify or produce evidence before the director on any matter on which the witness may be lawfully interrogated, the circuit court of any county, upon 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 such court or a refusal to testify therein. [1973 c.509 §7; 1977 c.358 §10; 1979 c.284 §186]

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