(225 ILCS 235/16)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2216)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2029)
Subpoena powers of Department or hearing officer.
The Director or
Hearing Officer may compel by subpoena or subpoena duces tecum the attendance
and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers and administer
oaths to witnesses. All subpoenas issued by the Director or Hearing Officer
may be served as provided for in a civil action. The fees of witnesses
for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees for witnesses before
the circuit court and shall be paid by the party to such proceeding at whose
request the subpoena is issued. If such subpoena is issued at the request
of the Department, the witness
fee shall be paid as an administrative expense.
In the cases of refusal of a witness to attend or testify, or to produce
books or papers, concerning any matter upon which he might be lawfully examined,
the circuit court of the county where the hearing is held, upon application
of any party to the proceeding, may compel obedience
by proceeding as for contempt.
(Source: P.A. reenacted by P.A. 95-786, eff. 8-7-08; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09