HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 5
In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen
An Act regarding the subpoena powers of the Bureau of Special Investigations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Subsection 12 of section 17 of chapter 11 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentences:
If such a request is not complied with within a reasonable period of time, the director may require, by summons, the production of all such information, records or accounts. Such summons shall be served in the same manner as a summons for the production of documents in civil cases issued on behalf of the commonwealth, and all provisions of law relative to said summons shall apply to a summons issued pursuant to this section. Any justice of the superior court department in the trial court may, upon application by the director, issue an order to compel the production of information, records or accounts. Any failure to obey such order may be punished by said court as contempt.