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Section 17-16-70

Commission has power to punish for contempt.

If any witness, being summoned, fails to attend, or being summoned with a subpoena duces tecum, fails and refuses to produce the paper or document required to be produced by the subpoena, the commission shall have the right and authority to punish the witness for contempt by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment in any county jail in the state for a period not to exceed 30 days, one or both, and in case any witness shall fail to appear or produce any book or document before any judge, clerk of court, or other person having a warrant from the commission, the judge, clerk of court, or other person, must certify the fact to the commission, which may thereupon punish such witness for contempt, as provided in this section.

(Code 1896, §1679; Code 1907, §485; Code 1923, §575; Code 1940, T. 17, §261; §17-15-57; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §83.)
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