Subdivision 1. Duties of commissioner. The commissioner shall enforce the provisions of this chapter and may prescribe rules consistent with the provisions of this chapter for its detailed and efficient administration.
In the enforcement of this chapter, the commissioner may call any county attorney or any peace officer for assistance and may appoint such additional employees as may be required to administer this chapter. The commissioner may bring injunction proceedings to restrain any person from acting as a distributor without complying with the provisions of this chapter.
Subd. 2. Powers of commissioner. The commissioner, or duly authorized agents, may conduct investigations, inquiries, and hearings under this chapter and, in connection with such investigations, inquiries, and hearings, the commissioner and the duly authorized agents shall have all the powers conferred upon the commissioner and the commissioner's examiners by chapter 270C, and the provisions of that chapter shall apply to all such investigations, inquiries, and hearings.
Subd. 3. Expenses of administration. Expenses for the administration of this chapter shall be paid out of appropriations to the commissioner for the administration of this chapter and shall include fees and expenses incurred by the attorney general and any county attorney in litigation in connection with the enforcement of this chapter. Expenses also include all court costs and expenses.