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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 210
TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS
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F.S. 210.161
210.161 Examination of records.The division, or any employee designated by it, shall have the power and authority to examine into the business, books, records, and accounts of any permittee and to issue subpoenas to said permittee or any other person from whom information is desired and to take depositions of witnesses within or without the state. The division, or any employee designated by it, may administer oaths and issue subpoenas. The provisions of the civil law of the state in relation to enforcing obedience to a subpoena lawfully issued by a judge or other person duly authorized to issue subpoenas in civil cases shall apply to a subpoena issued by the division, or any employee designated by it, as authorized in this section, and may be enforced by writ of attachment to be issued by the division, or any employee designated by it, for such witness to compel him or her to attend before the division, or any employee designated by it, and give testimony and to bring and produce such books, papers, and documents as may be required for examination. The division, or any employee designated by it, may punish any willful refusal to so appear or give testimony by citation of any witness before the circuit court which shall punish such witness for contempt as in cases of refusal to obey the orders and process of the circuit court. The division may in such cases pay such attendance and mileage fees as are permitted to witnesses in civil cases appearing before the circuit court.
History.s. 2, ch. 78-351; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 91-97; s. 1101, ch. 95-147.