79.02.010  <<  79.02.020 >>   79.02.030

WitnessesCompelling attendance.

(1) The board or the commissioner has the power to compel through subpoena the attendance of witnesses and production of records for:
(a) Hearings pertaining to public lands as provided by this title;
(b) Determining the value and character of land, valuable materials, or improvements; and
(c) Determining waste or damage to the land.
(2) A subpoena may be served by any person authorized by law to serve process.
(3) Each witness subpoenaed is allowed the same fees and mileage as paid witnesses in courts of records in this state. The department shall pay these fees and mileage from its general fund appropriation.
(4) Any witness failing to comply with a subpoena, without legal excuse, is considered in contempt.
(a) The board or commissioner shall certify the facts to the court of the county in which the witness resides for contempt of court proceedings as provided in chapter 7.21 RCW.
(b) The certificate of the board or commissioner must be considered by the court as prima facie evidence of the guilt of the witness.
(c) Upon legal proof of the facts, the witness is subject to the same penalties as provided in like cases for contempt of court.


Intent2003 c 334: See note following RCW 79.02.010.
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