(A) The motor vehicle salvage dealer's licensing board shall adopt rules prescribing the physical characteristics of facilities used by motor vehicle salvage dealers, salvage motor vehicle auctions, and salvage motor vehicle pools, which shall include requirements for fencing or otherwise screening the view of the facilities to at least the extent required for junkyards by sections 4737.07 and 4737.09 of the Revised Code. Such rules shall be consistent with the standards adopted by the director of transportation pursuant to the "Highway Beautification Act of 1965," 79 Stat. 1030, 23 U.S.C.A. 361, as amended. Enforcement of the screening regulations of this division shall be subject to approval, supervision, and action of the director of transportation. The director may enforce the screening regulations of this section if he considers that such regulations are not adequately enforced.
(B) The board may make such other reasonable rules as are necessary to carry out and effect sections 4738.01 to 4738.12 of the Revised Code, and further rules as are necessary relating to the time, place, and manner of conducting hearings on the issuance, suspension, or revocation of licenses. The board may hear testimony in matters relating to the duties imposed upon it and the president and the secretary of the board may administer oaths. The board may require any proof it deems advisable and may require the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records, and papers as it desires at any hearing before it or relating to any matter which it has authority to investigate. The board may, through its secretary, issue a subpoena for any witness, or a subpoena duces tecum for the production of any books, records, and papers, directed to the sheriff of the county where a witness resides or is found, which subpoena shall be served and returned in the same manner as a subpoena in a criminal case. The fees of the sheriff shall be the same as that allowed in the court of common pleas in criminal cases . Witnesses shall be paid the fees and mileage provided for under section 119.094 of the Revised Code. The fees and mileage shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of the board. Depositions of witnesses residing within or without the state may be taken by the board in the manner prescribed for like depositions in civil actions in the court of common pleas. In any case of disobedience to or neglect of any subpoena served on any person, or the refusal of any witness to testify to any matter regarding which he may lawfully be interrogated, the court of common pleas of any county where disobedience, neglect, or refusal occurs, or any judge thereof on application of the secretary of the board, shall compel obedience by attachment proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of a subpoena issued from the court or a refusal to testify therein.
Effective Date: 09-17-1986; 2008 HB525 07-01-2009