61-3-10Judicial enforcement of departmental subpoena--Disobedience as contempt.

In case of contumacy by, or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person pursuant to § 61-3-7, any court of this state within the jurisdiction of which the inquiry is carried on or within the jurisdiction of which the person guilty of contumacy or refusal to obey is found or resides or transacts business, upon application by the secretary of labor and regulation or the secretary's duly authorized representative, may issue to the person an order requiring the person to appear before the secretary or the secretary's duly authorized representative, there to produce evidence if so ordered or there to give testimony touching the matter under investigation or in question; and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof.

Source: SL 1936 (SS), ch 3, § 11 (i); SDC 1939, § 17.0815; SL 2008, ch 277, § 55; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 33, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.