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Go back to: Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations.
Go back to: Chapter 27. Child Support Services Agency.

Sec. 25.27.085. Subpoenas.
 (a) The agency may subpoena persons, books, records, and documents to
     (1) obtain any financial or other information needed to establish, modify, or enforce a child support order;

     (2) determine the paternity of a child under AS 25.27.165; or

     (3) disestablish the paternity of a child under AS 25.27.166.

 (b) An administrative subpoena issued under this section shall be served in the manner provided for service of liens under AS 25.27.240. Proof of service may be completed according to Rule 5, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

 (c) A person who is issued an administrative subpoena shall be provided an opportunity to refuse to comply with it for good cause by filing a request for a conference with the agency in this state in the manner and within the time specified in regulations adopted by the agency. Good cause shall be limited to mistake in identity of the person or to a prohibition under law to release such information.

 (d) After a conference requested under (c) of this section, the agency shall issue an order on the request relating to good cause. If the person continues to refuse to comply with the administrative subpoena, the agency in this state shall issue an order to impose a civil penalty of $10 for each day of noncompliance with the subpoena.

 (e) An order imposing a civil penalty under this section is a final administrative decision and may be appealed under AS 25.27.210.

 (f) This section does not limit the ability of the agency to make other lawful requests for information.

 (g) If a person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this section, the agency may apply to the court for an order to compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as if the subpoena had been issued by a court.

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