2006 New York Code - Investigate Matters Relating To The Canal System; Immunity Of Witnesses.

    §  132.  Investigate matters relating to the canal system; immunity of
  witnesses. 1. The corporation may, whenever the corporation  shall  deem
  it  necessary,  to  effectively accomplish the purposes of this chapter,
  investigate any or  all  matters  and  transactions  connected  with  or
  relating to the canal system. The corporation shall hear and take proofs
  in  regard  to any matter pending before it or which it is authorized to
  examine or investigate. It shall have  power  to  investigate  into  the
  official  conduct  of any subordinate officer or employee and shall have
  the power to issue subpoenas for and require the attendance of witnesses
  and the production of all books and papers relating to any matter  under
  inquiry.  All  such subpoenas shall be issued under the hand and seal of
  the corporation. A subpoena issued under this section shall be regulated
  by the civil practice law and rules. The testimony of witnesses  in  any
  such  proceedings  shall be under oath and the state officer instituting
  the proceedings shall have power to administer oaths. A witness may have
  counsel and his examination by such counsel shall be reduced in  writing
  as part of his deposition.
    2. In any investigation under this article, the corporation may confer
  immunity  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of section 50.20 of the
  criminal procedure law.
    3. All evidence taken under this  section  shall  be  filed  with  the
  attorney-general.  The  expenses incurred in such investigation shall be
  paid from the canal fund.

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