Witnesses at a hearing or investigation are entitled to the same fees as are allowed witnesses in civil cases in courts of record.

An officer serving a subpoena to secure the attendance of those witnesses shall receive the same mileage as for the service by him or her of a writ or paper for the state. The fees and mileage, except in dismissal or other punitive proceedings where the service is requested by the accused, need not be prepaid.

Terms Used In California Government Code 18674

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19426
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19427
  • state agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. See California Government Code 11000
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

If a witness is subpoenaed by a state agency or its representative, the Controller shall draw his or her warrant for payment of fees and mileage when the amount is duly proved by affidavit or otherwise to the satisfaction of the Controller. The Controller may charge such warrant against any proper fund of that state agency. If a witness is subpoenaed by the accused or any person other than a state agency, his or her fees and mileage shall be paid by that person and are not proper charges against any state fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 21. (AB 1062) Effective January 1, 2014.)