§ 8-3-212. Subpoenas and discovery; penalties for violations.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 8. BUILDINGS AND HOUSING

Chapter 3. HOUSING GENERALLY

Article 4. FAIR HOUSING

Current through 2019-2020 Chapters 1-469, 473, 476-478, 481-485, 487-489, 493, 494, 500, 502, 509, 515, 519, 521, 523-526, 533, 536-541

§ 8-3-212. Subpoenas and discovery; penalties for violations

(a) The administrator may issue subpoenas and order discovery in aid of investigations and hearings under this article. Such subpoenas and discovery may be ordered to the same extent and subject to the same limitations as would apply if the subpoenas or discovery were ordered or served in aid of a civil action in superior court in which the investigation is taking place.
(b) Witnesses summoned by a subpoena under this Code section shall be entitled to the same witness and mileage fees as witnesses in proceedings in superior courts. Fees payable to a witness summoned by a subpoena issued at the request of a party shall be paid by the party.
(c)
(1) Any person who willfully fails or neglects to attend and testify or to answer any lawful inquiry or to produce records, documents, or other evidence, if it is in such person's power to do so, in obedience to the subpoena or other lawful order under subsection (a) of this Code section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00.
(2) Any person who, with intent thereby to mislead another person in any proceeding under this article:
(A) Makes or causes to be made any false entry or statement of fact in any report, account, record, or other document produced pursuant to subpoena or other lawful order under subsection (a) of this Code section;
(B) Willfully neglects or fails to make or to cause to be made full, true, and correct entries in such reports, accounts, records, or other documents; or
(C) Willfully mutilates, alters, or by any other means falsifies any documentary evidence

shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $1,000.00.


Cite as OCGA § 8-3-212