4115.132 Director of commerce - investigatory powers.

In any investigation undertaken by the director of commerce pursuant to sections 4115.03 to 4115.16 of the Revised Code, the director, a designated representative, or hearing examiner may administer oaths, take and cause to be taken depositions of witnesses, issue subpoenas, and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts, payrolls, documents, records, and testimony relating to and relevant to the violation under investigation. In case of contumacy, failure, or refusal of any person, contractor, or subcontractor to obey the order, any court of common pleas having jurisdiction of the person, contractor, or subcontractor, upon application of the director or representative designated by the director shall have jurisdiction to issue to the person, contractor, or subcontractor an order requiring the person, contractor, or subcontractor to appear before the director or a representative designated by the director, to produce evidence as is ordered, and to give testimony relating to the matter under investigation or in question. Any failure to obey an order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000 .