2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 14A. Consumer Credit Code
§14A-6-106. Investigatory powers.

(1) If the Administrator has probable cause to believe that a person has engaged in an act which is subject to action by the Administrator, he may make an investigation to determine whether the act has been committed, and, to the extent necessary for this purpose, may administer oaths or affirmations, and upon his own motion or upon request of any party may subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, adduce evidence, and require the production of any matter which is relevant to the investigation, including the existence, description, nature, custody, condition, and location of any books, documents, or other tangible things and the identity and location of persons having knowledge of relevant facts, or any other matter reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.

(2) If the person's records are located outside this state, the person shall, at his option, either make them available to the Administrator at a convenient location within this state, or pay the reasonable and necessary expenses for the Administrator or his representative to examine them at the place where they are maintained. Payments for such necessary expenses shall be made to the Commission on Consumer Credit. Any such payments so received by the Department shall be deposited in the Consumer Credit Investigation Fund. The Administrator may designate representatives, including comparable officials of the state in which the records are located, to inspect them on his behalf.

(3) Upon failure without lawful excuse to obey a subpoena or to give testimony and upon reasonable notice to all persons affected thereby the Administrator may apply to a court for an order compelling compliance, as provided by the general act of this state governing administrative procedures (Title 75, Oklahoma Statutes, Chapters 7 and 8).

(4) The Administrator shall not make public the name or identity of a person whose acts or conduct he investigates pursuant to this section or the facts disclosed in the investigation, but this subsection does not apply to disclosures in actions or enforcement proceedings pursuant to this act.

Added by Laws 1969, c. 352, § 6-106, eff. July 1, 1969. Amended by Laws 1987, c. 208, § 43, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1987, c. 236, § 69, emerg. eff. July 20, 1987.

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