733.39 Oaths - compulsory testimony - costs.

In all cases in which the attendance of witnesses may be compelled for an investigation under section 733.38 of the Revised Code, any member of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation may administer the requisite oaths, and such legislative authority has the same power to compel the giving of testimony by attending witnesses as is conferred upon courts. In all such cases, witnesses shall be entitled to the same privileges and immunities as are allowed witnesses in civil cases. Witnesses shall be paid the same fees and mileage provided for under section 1901.26 of the Revised Code, and the costs of all such proceedings shall be payable from the general fund of the municipal corporation.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953; 2008 HB525 07-01-2009 .