Section: References to repealed or superseded statutes
9. The board, which is empowered pursuant to P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.) to be the local franchising authority in this State, and the director under the supervision of the board, shall have full right, power, authority and jurisdiction to:
a. Receive or initiate complaints of the alleged violation of any of the provisions of P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.) or of any of the rules and regulations made pursuant to P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.) or of the terms and conditions of any municipal consent or franchise granted pursuant to P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.); and for this purpose and all other purposes necessary to enable the director to administer the duties of the office as prescribed by law may hold hearings and shall have power to subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance, administer oaths and require the production for examination of any books or papers relating to any matter under investigation at any such hearing;
b. Supervise and regulate every CATV company operating within this State and its property, property rights, equipment, facilities, contracts, certificates and franchises so far as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.), and to do all things, whether herein specifically designated or in addition thereto, which are necessary or convenient in the exercise of such power and jurisdiction;
c. Institute all proceedings and investigations, hear all complaints, issue all process and orders, and render all decisions necessary to enforce the provisions of P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.), of the rules and regulations adopted thereunder, or of any municipal consents issued pursuant to P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.);
d. Institute, or intervene as a party in, any action in any court of competent jurisdiction seeking mandamus, injunctive or other relief to compel compliance with any provision of P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.), of any rule, regulation or order adopted thereunder or of any municipal consent or franchise issued thereunder, or to restrain or otherwise prevent or prohibit any illegal or unauthorized conduct in connection therewith.
L.1972,c.186,s.9; amended 2006, c.83, s.6.
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