WVC 29 - 3 - 7
§29-3-7. Commission's powers in conduct of public hearing.
For the purposes of any public hearing under this article,
the state fire commission is empowered and authorized to issue
subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum, to take testimony and to
administer oaths to any witness in any proceeding or examination
instituted before it or conducted by it with reference to any
matter within its jurisdiction. In all hearings or proceedings
before the state fire commission the evidence of witnesses and
the production of documentary evidence may be required at any
designated place of hearing; and in case of disobedience to a
subpoena or other process the state fire commission or any party
to the proceedings before the commission may invoke the aid of
any circuit court in requiring the evidence and testimony of
witnesses and the production of papers, books and documents. And
such court, in case of refusal to obey the subpoena issued to any
person subject to the provisions of this chapter, shall issue an
order requiring such person to appear before the state fire
commission and produce all books and papers, if so ordered, and
give evidence touching the matter in question.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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