Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 444.605
Issuance and enforcement of subpoenas.


1.

In carrying out the provisions of NRS 444.440 to 444.620, inclusive, the State Environmental Commission, a district board of health of a health district created pursuant to NRS 439.362 or 439.370, and a solid waste management authority may by subpoena require the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of reports, papers, documents and other evidence which they deem necessary.

2.

If any person to whom a subpoena has been directed pursuant to subsection 1 refuses to attend, testify or produce any evidence specified in the subpoena, the person who issued the subpoena may present a petition, to a court of competent jurisdiction where the person to whom the subpoena was directed is subject to service of process, setting forth that:

(a)

Notice has been given of the time and place at which the person was required to attend, testify or produce evidence;

(b)

A subpoena has been mailed to or personally served on the witness or custodian of the evidence in sufficient time to enable the person to comply with its provisions; and

(c)

The person has failed or refused to attend, answer questions or produce evidence specified in the subpoena,
Ê and asking that the court issue an order compelling the person to attend and to testify or produce the evidence specified in the subpoena.

3.

When a court receives a petition pursuant to subsection 2, it shall order the person to whom the subpoena was directed to appear at a time and place fixed by the court in its order, which must be not more than 10 days after the date of the order, and show cause why the person should not be held in contempt. A certified copy of the order must be mailed to or personally served on the person to whom the subpoena was directed.

4.

If it appears to the court that the subpoena was properly issued and that the person’s failure or refusal to appear, answer questions or produce evidence was without sufficient reason, the court shall order the person to appear at a time and place fixed by the court and to testify or produce the specified evidence. If the person fails to comply with the order of the court, the person may be punished as for a contempt of court.
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Feb. 5, 2021