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45-9-60Noncompliance with subpoena--Refusal of witness to testify--Court order--Contempt.

If any person refuses to comply with the subpoena issued by the Board of Minerals and Environment, or if any witness refuses to testify to any matter on which the witness may be interrogated and which is pertinent to the hearing or investigation, any circuit court in the state, upon the application of the board, may in term time or vacation issue an attachment for the person and compel the person to comply with the subpoena, and to appear before the board and produce such records, books, and documents for examination, and to give testimony. The court may punish for contempt as in the case of disobedience to a like subpoena issued by the court, or for refusal to testify in the case.

Source: SL 1943, ch 153, § 8; SDC Supp 1960, § 42.0708 (2); SDC Supp 1960, § 42.0713 (2) as enacted by SL 1961, ch 211, § 1; SL 2011, ch 165, § 250.

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