C.R.S. Section 35-27-115

  • access
  • investigations
  • subpoena


The commissioner, upon the commissioner’s own motion or upon the complaint of any person, may make an investigation necessary to determine compliance with this article or to investigate a complaint for arbitration.


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For inspection purposes pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the commissioner shall have free and unimpeded access during regular business hours, either upon consent of the owner or upon obtaining an administrative search warrant, to:


Enter any building, yard, warehouse, or storage facilities in which seed or any other related material is kept, used, stored, handled, conditioned, disposed of, or transported; and


Inspect any records required to be kept pursuant to this article.


The commissioner is authorized to make copies of any record inspected pursuant to subparagraph (II) of paragraph (a) of this subsection (2).


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The commissioner has full authority to administer oaths, take statements, issue subpoenas to compel the appearance of witnesses before the commissioner, issue subpoenas duces tecum for the production of any books, memoranda, papers, or other documents, articles, or instruments, and compel disclosure by witnesses of all facts known to such witnesses relative to any matter under investigation.


Upon failure or refusal of any person to obey any subpoena issued pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (3), the commissioner may petition the district court to enter an order compelling such person to comply with the subpoena.


Failure to obey an order of the court entered pursuant to paragraph (b) of this subsection (3) is contempt of court.


Complaints of record made to the commissioner and the results of the commissioner’s investigations shall be closed to public inspection, except to the person in interest as defined in section 24-72-202 (4), C.R.S., or pursuant to court order, during the investigatory period and until dismissed or notice of hearing and charges are served.

Source: Section 35-27-115 — Inspections - access - investigations - subpoena, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Current through Fall 2024

§ 35-27-115’s source at colorado​.gov