C.R.S. Section 35-28-119

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  • hearings


The commissioner may require all processors or distributors subject to the provisions of any marketing order issued pursuant to this article to maintain books and records reflecting their operations under said marketing order, and to furnish to the commissioner or his duly authorized or designated representatives such information as may be from time to time requested by them relating to operations under said marketing order, and to permit the inspection by said commissioner, or his duly authorized or designated representatives, of such portions of such books and records as relate to operations under said marketing order.


Information obtained by any person under this article shall be confidential and shall not be by him disclosed to any other person save to a person with like right to obtain the same, or any attorney employed to give legal advice thereupon, or by court order.


To carry out the purposes of this article, the commissioner may hold hearings, take testimony, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and issue subpoenas for the production of books, records, or documents of any kind. Upon failure or refusal of any witness to obey any subpoena, the commissioner may petition the district court, and upon proper showing, the court may enter an order compelling the witness to appear and testify or produce documentary evidence. Failure to obey the order of court shall be punishable as a contempt of court.


No person shall be excused from attending and testifying or from producing documentary evidence before the commissioner in obedience to the subpoena of the commissioner on the ground or for the reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture; but no natural person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concerning which he may be so required to testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, before the commissioner in obedience to a subpoena issued by him; except that no natural person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury in the first degree committed in so testifying.

Source: Section 35-28-119 — Records - information - hearings, 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

§ 35-28-119’s source at colorado​.gov