C.R.S. Section 35-50-109.5

  • access
  • administrative subpoena


The commissioner may investigate as necessary to ensure compliance with this article 50.


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At any reasonable time during regular business hours, upon consent or upon obtaining an administrative search warrant, the commissioner shall have access to all buildings, yards, pens, pastures, and other areas in which any animals are kept, handled, or transported for the purpose of carrying out this article 50 or any rule promulgated pursuant to this article 50.


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The commissioner is authorized to:


Administer oaths and take statements;


Issue administrative subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and the production of all books, memoranda, papers, and other documents, articles, or instruments; and


Compel the disclosure by witnesses of all facts known to them that are relevant to the matters under investigation.


Upon the failure or refusal of any witness to obey any subpoena, the commissioner may petition the district court to compel, and, upon a proper showing, the court may enter an order compelling, the witness to appear and testify or to produce documentary evidence. Failure to obey such an order of the court is punishable as a contempt of court.


Complaints of record made to the commissioner and the results of the commissioner’s investigations may, in the discretion of the commissioner, be closed to public inspection during the investigatory period, except as provided by court order.

Source: Section 35-50-109.5 — Investigations - access - administrative 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

§ 35-50-109.5’s source at colorado​.gov