53C-8-6. Access to books and records; right to issue subpoenas, administer oaths, and examine witnesses.

(a) The Commissioner and the Commissioner's examiners and agents:

(1) Shall have free access to all books and records of a bank, its holding company, and their affiliates that relate to the business of the bank or the holding company, and the books and records kept by an officer, agent, or employee of the bank or holding company relating to or upon which any record is kept.

(2) May subpoena witnesses and administer oaths or affirmations in the examination of any director, officer, agent, or employee of the bank, its holding company, or their affiliates or of any other person in relation to affairs, transactions, and conditions of the bank, its holding company, or their affiliates.

(3) May require the production of the records, books, papers, contracts, and other documents of a bank, its holding company, and their affiliates.

(4) May order that improper entries be corrected on the books and records of a bank, its holding company, and the bank's affiliates.

(b) The Commissioner may issue subpoenas duces tecum.

(c) If a person fails to comply with a subpoena so issued or a party or witness refuses to testify on any matters, a court of competent jurisdiction, on the application of the Commissioner, may compel compliance by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from the court or a refusal to testify in the court. (2012-56, s. 4.)