Oregon Statutes - Chapter 706 - Administration and Enforcement of Banking Laws Generally - Section 706.775 - Enforcement of Bank Act; production of witnesses and evidence; fees and mileage of witnesses.

(1) For the purpose of an investigation or proceeding under the Bank Act, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, take evidence and require the production of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records that the director considers relevant or material to the inquiry.

(2) If a person fails to comply with a subpoena so issued or a party or witness refuses to testify on any matter, the judge of the circuit court for any county, on the application of the director, shall compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of subpoena issued from the court or a refusal to testify therein.

(3) Each witness who appears before the director under a subpoena shall receive the fees and mileage provided for witnesses in ORS 44.415 (2), except that a witness subpoenaed at the instance of parties other than the director or an examiner shall not be compensated for attendance or travel unless the director certifies that the testimony of the witness was material to the matter investigated.

(4) The director in any investigation may cause the depositions of witnesses to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for like depositions in civil suits in the circuit court. [Formerly 706.410; 1989 c.980 §19]

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