81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 9 of 126
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1 for a witness who fails or refuses to obey a subpoena and may compel
2 the witness to appear before the department and testify on a matter
3 as the department requires.
4 (~~~ If a witness, after being summoned, fails or refuses to
5 attend or to answer a question asked of the witness that the witness
6 would be required to answer if in court, the department may fine and
7 imprfson the witness for contempt in the same manner that a judge of
8 the district court might do under similar circumstances.
9 (i) The claim that testimony might tend to incriminate the
10 person giving the testimony does not excuse a witness from
11 testifying, but the evidence or testimony may not be used against
12 the witness in a criminal trial. (New; V.A.C.S. Art. 6471.)
13 Sec. 111.056. DEPOSITIONS. (a) The department may in its
14 discretion issue process to take the testimony of a witness by a
15 written or oral deposition instead of compelling the personal
16 attendance of the witness.
17 (b) An officer executing process issued under a provision of
18 this subtitle or Subtitle D may charge a fee as determined by the
19 department, not to exceed fees prescribed by law for similar
20 services. (V.A C.S. Art. 6472.)
21 Sec. 111.057. PENALTY NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED. A railway
22 company doing business in this state is liable to the state for a
23 pen lty of not more than $5,000 each time the railway company:
24 (1) violates any provision of this subtitle or
25 Sub title D or fails or refuses to perform any duty imposed upon it
26 fr ich a penalty has not been provided by law; or
27 (2) fails, neglects, or refuses to obey any
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/9/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.