4767.08 Conduct of investigations.

(A) The Ohio cemetery dispute resolution commission, on its own motion or as a result of a complaint received pursuant to section 4767.07 of the Revised Code and with good cause shown, shall investigate or cause to be investigated alleged violations of sections 1721.19 , 1721.20 , 1721.21 , 1721.211 , 4735.02 , 4767.02, and 4767.03 of the Revised Code. If the commission or the superintendent of the division of real estate in the department of commerce believes that a violation has occurred, the commission or superintendent shall do all of the following:

(1) Review the financial records of the cemetery to ensure compliance with sections 1721.21 and 1721.211 of the Revised Code;

(2) Request the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the alleged violation occurred to initiate such proceedings as are appropriate.

(B) If, as a result of an investigation, the commission or the superintendent believes that a person has violated Chapter 1345. of the Revised Code, the commission or superintendent shall report the findings to the attorney general.

(C) The commission, at any time, may dismiss a complaint if it determines there is not good cause shown for the complaint. If the commission dismisses a complaint, it shall notify the person who filed the complaint within twenty days of reaching its decision and identify the reason why the complaint was dismissed.

(D) When necessary for the division of real estate to perform the duties required by sections 4767.07 and 4767.08 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of the division, after consultation with at least a majority of the members of the cemetery dispute resolution commission, may issue subpoenas and compel the production of books, papers, records, and other forms of evidence.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 11-03-2000