(A) The superintendent of financial institutions shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code for the administration and enforcement of this chapter.
(B) The superintendent shall enforce this chapter, make all reasonable effort to discover alleged violators, notify the proper prosecuting officer whenever the superintendent has reasonable grounds to believe that a violation has occurred, act as complainant in the prosecution thereof, and aid such officers to the best of the superintendent's ability in such prosecutions. The superintendent shall employ such deputies as may be necessary to make the investigations and inspections, and otherwise perform the duties imposed by such sections.
(C) The superintendent may issue a cease and desist order against any person the superintendent reasonably suspects has violated, is currently violating, or is about to violate this chapter. The superintendent may apply to a court of common pleas for an order compelling a person to comply with any cease and desist order or any subpoena issued by the superintendent.
(D) The superintendent may obtain from the court of common pleas any form of injunctive relief against any person that has violated, is currently violating, or is about to violate this chapter.
(E) To enforce this chapter, the superintendent may issue a subpoena to any person to compel the production of any item, record, or writing, including an electronic writing, and may issue a subpoena to any person to compel the appearance and rendering of testimony.
(F) The superintendent may examine and investigate the business, including the business location and any books, records, writings, including electronic writings, safes, files, or storage areas located in or utilized by the business location, of any person the superintendent reasonably suspects to be advertising, transacting, or soliciting business as a pawnbroker. The superintendent may request the attendance and assistance of the appropriate chief of police of a municipal corporation or township, the county sheriff, or the state highway patrol during the examination and investigation of the business.
Effective Date: 04-05-2001