§22. Complaint filed in the superior court to compel testimony or production of evidence

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY











 

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22. Complaint filed in the superior court to compel testimony or production of

evidence

(a) If a person

does not comply with a legislative subpoena, a superior court may compel the

attendance of the person, the giving of testimony, and the production of papers

or other evidence, as required by the subpoena.

(b) A person may

refuse to comply with a legislative subpoena on the grounds of a valid

privilege.

(c) The general

assembly, by a majority vote of those present in either house, or any committee

of the general assembly having subpoena authority by a majority vote of its

membership, may initiate proceedings under this section by filing a complaint

with the court asking that the witness be so compelled.

(d) The failure

of any witness to comply with an order of the court issued under this section

shall constitute contempt of court. (Added 1993, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)
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