The director and agents and employees of the legislative fiscal bureau shall at all times have access to all offices, departments, agencies, boards, bureaus, and commissions of the state and its political subdivisions and private organizations providing services to individuals under contracts with state agencies, and to the books, records, and other instrumentalities and properties used in the performance of their statutory duties or contractual arrangements. All offices, departments, agencies, boards, bureaus, and commissions of the state and its political subdivisions and such private organizations shall co-operate with the director, and shall make available such books, records, instrumentalities, and property.
If the information sought by the legislative fiscal bureau is required by law to be kept confidential, the bureau shall have access to the information, but shall maintain the confidentiality of the information and is subject to the same penalties as the lawful custodian of the information for dissemination of the information. However, the legislative fiscal bureau shall not have access to tax return information except for individual income tax sample data as provided in section 422.72, subsection 1.
The director may issue subpoenas for production of any records, books, or papers to which the director is authorized to have access. If any person subpoenaed refuses to produce the records, books, or papers, the director may apply to the district court having jurisdiction over that person for the enforcement of the subpoena.
[C62, 66, 71, 73, § 2.48; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 2.52]
84 Acts, ch 1172, § 1; 85 Acts, ch 67, § 2; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 2007
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