FORESTRY, FOREST PRODUCTS AND STUMPAGE DISTRICTS
38-1208. Adoption of rules and seal — Maintenance of office — Hearings — Penalties for contempt. The board shall have the power to adopt and amend rules and regulations as provided in chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, and such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, which may be reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties and the administration of the act. It shall adopt and have an official seal. It shall have power to hire employees, provide and equip an office as may be reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties.
The board shall have the power and duty to administer provisions of this act and may under the hand of its chairman and the seal of the board, subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance, and may require the production of books, papers, and other documents in any case or proceeding involving the revocation or suspension of a license issued under authority of this act or the practice or offer to practice scaling without a license in the state of Idaho. Any member of the board may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the board. If any person shall refuse to obey any subpoena so issued, or shall refuse to testify or produce any books, papers, or documents, the board may present its petition to the district judge of the district in which the witness may be found, setting forth the proceedings theretofore taken by the board to subpoena the witness and the failure of the witness to attend and briefly stating the subject matter upon which the testimony of the witness is required by the board; thereupon, such district judge may cause an order to be issued, requiring such witness to appear before the board to testify and to produce such books, papers and other documents as may be deemed necessary and pertinent by the board. Any person failing or refusing to obey such order shall be punished as for contempt of court, and any person failing to obey the subpoena of the board shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished accordingly.
[38-1208, added 1969, ch. 91, sec. 8, p. 305; am. 1970, ch. 185, sec. 2, p. 534.]