§ 5204. POWERS

(a) Hearings and sessions. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the Task Force may:

(1) hold hearings and sit and act at any time and location in Vermont;

(2) request the attendance and testimony of witnesses;

(3) request the production of books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents; and

(4) seek an order from the Civil Division of the Superior Court compelling testimony or compliance with a subpoena.

(b) Powers of subcommittees and members. Any subcommittee or member of the Task Force may, if authorized by the Task Force, take any action that the Task Force is authorized to take pursuant to this section.

(c) Obtaining official data. The Task Force may acquire directly from the head of any department, agency, or instrumentality of the Executive Branch of the State available information that the Task Force considers useful in the discharge of its duties. All departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive Branch shall cooperate with the Task Force with respect to such information and shall furnish all information requested by the Task Force to the extent permitted by law. The Task Force shall keep confidential any information received from a public agency that is confidential or exempt from the Public Records Act.