[ 658D-8]  Arbitral tribunal or panel; powers.  The arbitral tribunal or panel established pursuant to section 658D-7 of this chapter, or a majority of them, may summon in writing any person to attend before it or any of them as a witness and in a proper case to bring certain described books, papers, records, and documents.  The fees for attendance shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State.  The summons shall issue in the name of the arbitral tribunal or panel and be signed by a majority of them, shall be directed to such person, and shall be served in the same manner as subpoenas to testify before a court of record.  If any person so summoned to testify refuses or neglects to obey the summons, upon petition the circuit court may compel the attendance of such person before the arbitral tribunal or panel, or punish such person for contempt in the same manner now provided for the attendance of witnesses or the punishment of them in the circuit court.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-8

  • Person: means not only individuals, but corporations, firms, associations, societies, communities, assemblies, inhabitants of a district, or neighborhood, or persons known or unknown, and the public generally and shall include a government or any agency, instrumentality, or subdivision thereof where it appears, from the subject matter, the sense and connection in which such words are used, that such construction is intended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.