(20 ILCS 2105/2105-105)
(was 20 ILCS 2105/60d)
Oaths; subpoenas; penalty.
(a) The Department, by its Director or a person designated by
him or her, is empowered, at any time during the course of any
investigation or hearing conducted pursuant to any Act administered by the
Department, to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, take evidence, and
compel the production of any books, papers, records, or any other documents
that the Director, or a person designated by him or her, deems
material to any such investigation or hearing conducted by the Department,
with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law
in judicial proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this State. Discovery or evidence depositions shall not be taken, except by agreement of the Department and registrant.
(b) Any person who, without lawful authority, fails to appear in
response to a
subpoena or to answer any question or produce any books, papers, records,
or any other documents relevant or material to the investigation
hearing is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Each violation shall
constitute a separate and distinct offense.
In addition to initiating
criminal proceedings, the Department, through the Attorney General, may
seek enforcement of any such subpoena by any circuit court of this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15.)