205.170 Powers of secretary. (1) In the discharge of the
duties imposed by this chapter the secretary or his duly authorized
representative may administer oaths and affirmations, take
depositions, certify official acts, and issue subpoenas to compel
the attendance of witnesses and production of books, papers,
correspondence, memoranda and other records considered necessary
and relevant as evidence in connection with the administration of
the cabinet. Such subpoena shall be served in the same manner as a
subpoena issued out of a Circuit Court. (2) No person shall be
excused from attending and testifying or from producing books,
papers, correspondence, memoranda or other records in response to
such subpoena on the grounds that the evidence required of him may
tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty, or forfeiture.
No person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any suit, penalty, or
forfeiture on account of any transaction, matter, or thing
concerning which he or his agent or worker is compelled, after
having claimed privilege against self-incrimination, to give
evidence except that such witness so testifying shall not be exempt
from punishment for perjury. History: Amended 1974 Ky. Acts
ch. 74, Art. VI, sec. 107(21) and (29). -- Amended 1972 Ky. Acts
ch. 256, sec. 3. -- Amended 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 33, sec. 2. --
Created 1950 Ky. Acts ch. 110, sec. 3.
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