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Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 6-H
§ 160-tttt. Investigation. The department shall have the power to
enforce the provisions of this article and upon complaint of any person,
or on its own initiative, to investigate any violation thereof or to
investigate the business, business practices and business methods of an
appraisal management company, if in the opinion of the department such
investigation is warranted. Each such applicant or licensee shall be
obliged, on request of the department, to supply such information as may
be required concerning his or its business, business practices or
business methods, or proposed business practices or methods.

For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this article, and in
making investigations relating to any violation thereof, and for the
purpose of investigating the character, competency and integrity of the
applicants or licensees hereunder, and for the purpose of investigating
the business, business practices and business methods of any applicant
or licensee, or of the officers or agents thereof, the department,
acting by such officer or person in the department as the secretary of
state may designate, shall have the power to subpoena and bring before
the officer or person so designated any person in this state and require
the production of any books, records or papers which he deems relevant
to the inquiry and administer an oath to and take testimony of any
person or cause his or her deposition to be taken, except that any
applicant or licensee or officer or agent thereof shall not be entitled
to fees and/or mileage. A subpoena issued under this section shall be
regulated by the civil practice law and rules.