STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
67-2754. Powers of director. The director shall have the following powers and authority under this act:
(1) Investigations. The director may make such public or private investigations within or without this state as he deems necessary to determine whether any person has violated this act or is attempting or conspiring to violate this act. The investigative powers of the director under this act shall include, but not be limited to, participating in joint or multistate investigations with any regulatory or law enforcement agencies of this state, any other state, the federal government or authorized agency thereof, or any regulatory or law enforcement agency of another country. The director may also participate in any antifraud or criminal information network or service available to the director or the department.
(2) Statements. The director may require or permit any person to file a statement in writing, under oath, to appear before the director and give testimony, or otherwise, as the director may determine, as to all the facts and circumstances concerning the matter to be investigated.
(3) Publication. The director may publish information concerning any violation or attempted violation of this act, or any rule or order hereunder.
(4) Subpoenas and production. Either in the course of an investigation, or in any administrative proceeding brought pursuant to this act, in addition to the powers and penalties set forth in section 67-2717, Idaho Code, the director may subpoena documents and witnesses, take evidence, require the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records in any form or on any media, which the director, in his discretion, deems material or relevant.
(a) Failure to comply. In case of contumacy or refusal to obey a subpoena or order to compel production issued to any person, any court of competent jurisdiction, upon application by the director, may issue to that person an order requiring him to appear before the director or the officer designated by him, to produce documentary evidence if so ordered, to appear and produce testimony if so ordered, or to give evidence relating to the matter under investigation or proceeding and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt of court.
(b) Use of evidence or testimony. No person is excused from attending and testifying, from producing any document or record before the director or obeying the subpoena of the director or any officer designated by him or in any proceeding instituted by the director on the ground 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 individual may be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing concerning which he is compelled, after claiming his privilege against self-incrimination, to testify, except that the individual so testifying shall not be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying.
(5) Licensing and registration. The director may approve a multistate licensing system for use by persons seeking to obtain, maintain and retain a license under the laws administered by the department of finance. A person who chooses to use an approved multistate licensing system for licensure shall comply with all procedures, requirements and policies of that licensing system including, but not limited to, fees, renewal dates, reinstatement periods, reports and deadlines and may not convert to an alternative licensing system without the prior written consent of the director.
[67-2754, added 2005, ch. 265, sec. 6, p. 812; am. 2013, ch. 53, sec. 1, p. 106.]