(A) The superintendent of financial institutions may make any investigation and conduct any hearing the superintendent considers necessary to determine whether any person has violated sections 1315.21 to 1315.28 of the Revised Code, or has engaged in conduct that would justify the suspension, revocation, or refusal of an original or renewal check-cashing license.
(B) In making any investigation or conducting any hearing pursuant to this section, the superintendent, or any person designated by the superintendent, at any time may compel by subpoena witnesses, may take depositions of witnesses residing without the state in the manner provided for in civil actions, pay any witnesses the fees and mileage for their attendance provided for under section 119.094 of the Revised Code, and administer oaths. The superintendent also may compel by order or subpoena duces tecum the production of, and examine, all relevant books, records, accounts, and other documents. If a person does not comply with a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum, the superintendent may apply to the court of common pleas of Franklin county for an order compelling the person to comply with the subpoena or subpoena duces tecum or, for failure to do so, an order to be held in contempt of court. If the person is licensed under section 1315.23 of the Revised Code, the superintendent also may suspend, revoke, or refuse an original or renewal license.
(C) In connection with any investigation under this section, the superintendent may file an action in the court of common pleas of Franklin county or the court of common pleas of the county in which the person who is the subject of the investigation resides, or is engaging in or proposing to engage in actions in violation of sections 1315.21 to 1315.28 of the Revised Code, to obtain an injunction, temporary restraining order, or other appropriate relief.
Effective Date: 09-26-1996; 2008 HB525 07-01-2009