|(a) A person who is not a party and is compelled to attend
any hearing or proceeding or to produce books, records, papers, or other objects
is entitled to receive mileage reimbursement if the location of the hearing
or proceeding is more than 25 miles from the person's place of residence.
Reimbursement shall be at the current rate for state employees. The person
is also entitled to receive a minimum fee of $70 or the amount equal to state
employees' current maximum travel reimbursement for overnight lodging plus
meals, whichever is greater, for each day or part of a day the person is necessarily
present as a witness or deponent. This fee shall be paid to the witness or
deponent even if overnight lodging is not used, and the fee shall not be prorated
for parts of days. A witness or deponent who is an agency employee may only
receive travel expenses, to the extent allowed by applicable law and commission
(b) Mileage and fees to which a witness is entitled under this
section shall be paid by the party at whose request the witness appears or
the deposition is taken, on presentation of proper vouchers sworn by the witness
and approved by the judge.