Section 9-17-5

Oil and Gas Board - Representation in litigation; administration of oaths.

The Attorney General shall be attorney for the board; provided, that in cases of emergency the board may call upon the district attorney of the circuit where the action is to be brought or defended to represent the board until such time as the Attorney General may take charge of the litigation. Any member of the board, or the secretary thereof, shall have power to administer oaths to any witness in any hearing, investigation or proceeding contemplated by this article or by any other law of this state relating to the conservation of oil and gas.

(Acts 1945, No. 1, p. 1, §7.)