Maine Revised Statutes

§11301. Investigations

1. Investigations.  The administrator may make investigations, within or outside this State, as the administrator finds necessary or appropriate to:
A. Determine whether any person has violated, or is about to violate, any provision of this chapter or any rule or order of the administrator; or [1989, c. 542, §75 (AMD).]
B. Aid in enforcement of this chapter. [1985, c. 643, (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 542, §75 (AMD) .]
2. Publication.  The administrator may publish information concerning any violation of this chapter or any rule or order of the administrator.
[ 1989, c. 542, §75 (AMD) .]
3. Power of administrator.  For purposes of any investigation or proceeding under this chapter, the administrator or any officer or employee designated by rule or order, may administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, take evidence and require the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records which the administrator deems to be relevant or material to the inquiry.
[ 1989, c. 542, §75 (AMD) .]
4. Court order.  If a person does not give testimony or produce the documents required by the administrator or a designated employee pursuant to an administrative subpoena, the administrator or designated employee may apply for a court order compelling compliance with the subpoena or the giving of the required testimony.
The request for order of compliance may be addressed to either:
A. The Superior Court located in the County of Kennebec or the Superior Court where service may be obtained on the person refusing to testify or produce, if the person is within this State; or [1985, c. 643, (NEW).]
B. The appropriate court of the state having jurisdiction over the person refusing to testify or produce, if the person is outside this State. [1985, c. 643, (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 542, §75 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 643, (NEW). 1989, c. 542, §75 (AMD).