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      HRULE 15.11     


Rule 15.11.  Witnesses; subpoena power; punishment for contempt

A.  Only those persons called by the committee shall be permitted to testify as witnesses, provided that the committee complies with Rule 15.9(3).  Before a witness is permitted to testify he shall be sworn or affirm to speak the truth and nothing but the truth.

B.  The select committee is hereby specifically and expressly granted the power and authority, with the written approval of the chairman of the committee, to hold hearings, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, require the production of books and records, and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the purposes of its hearings and deliberations.

C.  In the event a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum is not honored, the select committee also shall have the power to punish for contempt and to provide for the prosecution of any individual for refusal to testify, false swearing, or perjury before the select committee in accordance with law.

Mason's Manual:  Sec. 802

HR 4, 1st Ex. Sess., 1986.

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