§370. Examination of records
The secretary may examine, at all reasonable hours, the books, records, and other documents of all manufacturers, distillers, permittees, dealers, transportation companies, agencies, or firms shipping alcoholic beverages into or handling alcoholic beverages in this state. If a manufacturer, distiller, permittee, dealer, transportation company, agency, or firm refuses to permit this examination by the secretary, the secretary may proceed by rule, in or out of term, in open court or in chambers, in any court in the parish where the refusal occurred, requiring the person refusing to show cause why the secretary should not be permitted to examine its books, records and documents. Refusal by a manufacturer, distiller, permittee, dealer, transportation company, agency, or firm to allow the secretary access to its books, records, and documents shall render any alcoholic beverages within this state owned by or in the possession of or in the control of such person or his employer or agent subject to seizure, forfeiture, and sale as provided in this Chapter.
Acts 1987, No. 696, §1.