☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 301

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 2 histories    bottom

  301.563.  Subpoenas, issuance of process, department's authority — witnesses, costs — failure to obey process, penalty, continuing violations. — 1.  The department or its designated representative may issue process, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, examine books and papers, and require the production thereof, and cause the deposition of any witness to be taken and the costs thereof paid as other costs under sections 301.550 to 301.580.  Any party may process to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers, and at his own cost to take and use depositions in like manner as in civil cases in the circuit court.  The subpoena shall extend to all parts of the state, and may be served as in civil actions in the circuit court, but the costs of the service shall be as in other civil actions.  Each witness shall receive the fees and mileage prescribed by law in civil cases, but the same shall not be allowed as costs to the party in whose behalf the witness was summoned unless the person who conducts the hearing certifies that the testimony of the witness was necessary.  All costs under this section shall be approved by the department and paid out of the Missouri motor vehicle commission fund established in section 301.560, except that if the department determines that any proceedings are brought, prosecuted or defended without reasonable ground, it may assess the whole cost of the proceedings upon the party who brought, prosecuted or defended the proceedings.

  2.  If any person subpoenaed to appear at any hearing or proceeding fails to obey the command of such subpoena without reasonable cause or if any person attending a hearing or proceeding shall, without reasonable cause, refuse to be sworn or to be examined or to answer a question or to produce a book or paper or to subscribe or swear to his deposition, such person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and in the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be a separate and distinct offense.


(L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2018 S.B. 707)

---- end of effective  28 Aug 2018 ----

use this link to bookmark section  301.563

 - All versions
Effective End
301.563 8/28/2018
301.563 7/1/1997 8/28/2018

Click here for the Reorganization Act of 1974 - or - Concurrent Resolutions Having Force & Effect of Law
In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions End Report

Site changes Pictures Contact

Other Links
Legislative Research Oversight MOLIS
Library MO WebMasters
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
Missouri House