2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 90 - Securities (Uniform Act)
NRS 90.620 - Investigations and subpoenas.


NV Rev Stat § 90.620 (2013) What's This?

1. The Administrator may make an investigation, within or outside of this State, as the Administrator finds necessary to determine whether a person has violated or is about to violate this chapter or any regulation or order of the Administrator under this chapter or to aid in enforcement of this chapter.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 of NRS 90.730, the Administrator may publish information concerning a violation of this chapter or a regulation or order of the Administrator under this chapter or concerning types of securities or acts or practices in the offer, sale or purchase of types of securities which may operate as a fraud or deceit.

3. For the purposes of an investigation or proceeding under this chapter, the Administrator or any officer or employee designated by the Administrator by regulation, order or written direction may conduct hearings, administer oaths and affirmations, render findings of fact and conclusions of law, subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, take evidence and require the production, by subpoena or otherwise, of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other records which the Administrator determines to be relevant or material to the investigation or proceeding. A person whom the Administrator does not consider to be the subject of an investigation is entitled to reimbursement at the rate of 25 cents per page for copies of records which the person is required by subpoena to produce. The Administrator may require or permit a person to file a statement, under oath or otherwise as the Administrator determines, as to the facts and circumstances concerning the matter to be investigated.

4. If the activities constituting an alleged violation for which the information is sought would be a violation of this chapter had the activities occurred in this State, the Administrator may issue and apply to enforce subpoenas in this State at the request of a securities agency or administrator of another state, jurisdiction, Canadian province or territory, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or by the Securities and Exchange Commission or a comparable regulatory agency of another country.

5. If a person does not testify or produce the records required by the Administrator or a designated officer or employee pursuant to subpoena, the Administrator or designated officer or employee may apply to the court for an order compelling compliance. A request for an order of compliance may be addressed to:

(a) The district court in and for the county where service may be obtained on the person refusing to testify or produce, if the person is subject to service of process in this State; or

(b) A court of another state having jurisdiction over the person refusing to testify or produce, if the person is not subject to service of process in this State.

6. Not later than the time the Administrator requests an order for compliance, the Administrator shall either send notice of the request by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the respondent at the last known address or take other steps reasonably calculated to give the respondent actual notice.

(Added to NRS by 1987, 2179; A 1989, 160; 1991, 607; 1993, 1228; 1995, 1450; 2001, 1158; 2003, 3175; 2013, 177)

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