Chapter 4. Hearings of California Financial Code >> Division 14. >> Chapter 4.
The commissioner, and all persons designated by him, may
administer oaths, take the testimony of witnesses, and issue
subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and the production of
books, documents, and other things under their control, at any
examination, investigation, or hearing in any part of the state.
All of the provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section
1985), Title 3, Part 4 of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to the
means of production of evidence out of court are applicable to any
examination, investigation, or hearing under this division.
The authority to make or conduct any examination,
investigation, or hearing, including the authority to administer
oaths and to subpoena witnesses, and to take their testimony may be
delegated by the commissioner to any deputy, investigator, or auditor
appointed by him for that purpose. The appointment shall be made by
an instrument in writing, signed by the Commissioner. Upon any
examination, investigation, or hearing, the instrument shall be
produced by the deputy, investigator, or auditor at any time upon
All hearings provided for in this division shall be
conducted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 5 (commencing
with Section 11500), Part 1, Division 3, Title 2, of the Government
Code, and the commissioner has all the powers granted therein, except
that a hearing held in accordance with Section 30604 may be presided
over by a hearing officer qualified under Section 11502 of the
Government Code, or by any deputy designated by the commissioner.
Every order, decision, license or other official act of the
commissioner is subject to review, in accordance with law.