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39-7,144. Subpoena; service; enforceability. (a) In any title IV-D case, the secretary may issue a subpoena pursuant to this section to obtain information about the responsible parent's whereabouts or finances if the information is needed to establish, modify or enforce a support order. The subpoena shall require the person to whom it is directed to produce a copy of the records designated in the subpoena or, if applicable, to complete a form furnished pursuant to subsection (c). At least 14 days shall be allowed for compliance with the subpoena. A subpoena issued pursuant to this section shall be subject to defenses which would apply if the subpoena had been issued by a court of this state.

(b) A subpoena issued pursuant to this section shall be served only by personal service or registered mail, return receipt requested.

(c) The secretary may furnish with the subpoena a form requesting specific information from the records of the person to whom the subpoena is directed. The person may elect to furnish the copy of the designated records or to complete the form in full. If the person completes the form in full and returns it to the secretary's authorized agent by mail or otherwise within the time allowed, it shall be sufficient compliance with the subpoena.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection or subsection (c), the person to whom a subpoena is directed shall comply with the subpoena by delivering to the secretary's authorized agent by mail or otherwise a sworn statement and a true and correct copy of the records designated in the subpoena. The sworn statement shall certify that the copy delivered by the person is a true and correct copy of the records designated in the subpoena. When more than one person has custody of the records or has knowledge of the facts required to be stated in the sworn statement, more than one sworn statement may be made.

If the person has none of the records designated in the subpoena, or only part thereof, the person shall so state in the sworn statement and shall send a copy of those records of which the person has custody.

(e) Before the time specified in the subpoena for compliance therewith, the person to whom the subpoena is directed may request: (1) An administrative hearing to review all or part of the subpoena by complying with procedures established by the secretary for requesting such a review; or (2) a de novo court review pursuant to K.S.A. 39-7,139, and amendments thereto. The person shall comply with any portion of the subpoena for which review is not requested. If the subpoena is served by mail, the time for requesting review shall be extended by three days. If the request for review is made within the time allowed, the effect of the subpoena shall be stayed pending resolution of the review. Upon request, the presiding officer may limit the stay to the matters under review.

(f) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a subpoena issued pursuant to this section whose effect has not been stayed may be enforced pursuant to the civil enforcement provisions of the Kansas judicial review act, K.S.A. 77-601 et seq., and amendments thereto, after the time for compliance with the subpoena has expired. A subpoena issued pursuant to this section shall not be enforceable more than two years after the date of issuance shown on the face of the subpoena.

History: L. 1997, ch. 182, § 13; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 54; July 1.


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