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Title 2 : Legislature


(Cite as: 2 V.S.A. § 22)
  • § 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.)