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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 20. PROCESSORS, STORERS, DEALERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS [54001 - 57700]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 6. Processors of Farm Products [55401 - 55922]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 14. Contempt [55811 - 55813]
  ( Article 14 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

55811.
  

If any person in any proceedings before the director disobeys or resists any lawful order or refuses to respond to a subpoena, or refuses to take the oath or affirmation as a witness or thereafter refuses to be examined, or is guilty of misconduct during a hearing or so near the place of a hearing as to obstruct the proceeding, the director shall certify the facts to the superior court in and for the county where the proceedings are held.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

55812.
  

The court shall thereupon issue an order which directs the person to appear before the court and show cause why he should not be punished as for contempt. The order and a copy of the certified statement shall be served on the person. Thereafter the court shall have jurisdiction of the matter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

55813.
  

The same proceedings shall be had, the same penalties may be imposed, and the person charged may purge himself of the contempt in the same way, as in the case of a person who has committed a contempt in the trial of a civil action before a superior court.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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