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§ 2-408. Committee subpoena power

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: October 1, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 2. General Assembly (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Legislative Policy Committee (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, State Government, § 2-408
§ 2-408. Committee subpoena power
Authorized
(a) In carrying out any of its functions or powers, the Committee may:
(1) issue subpoenas;
(2) compel the attendance of witnesses;
(3) compel the production of any papers, books, accounts, documents, and testimony;
(4) administer oaths; and
(5) cause the depositions of witnesses, who reside in or outside of the State, to be taken in the manner provided by law for taking depositions in a civil case.
Enforcement
(b)(1) If a person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this section or fails to testify on any matter on which the person lawfully may be interrogated, on petition of a member of the Committee, a circuit court may pass an order directing compliance with the subpoena or compelling testimony and may enforce the order by proceedings for contempt.
(2) Venue and procedures for a proceeding under paragraph (1) of this subsection to direct compliance with a subpoena or compel testimony are as provided in § 2-1803 of this title.
Perjury
(c) False swearing by a witness before the Committee is perjury.

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Added by Acts 1984, c. 284, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 2007, c. 546, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
Formerly Art. 40, § 30.
MD Code, State Government, § 2-408, MD STATE GOVT § 2-408
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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