2023 Maryland Statutes
State Government
Title 2 - General Assembly
Subtitle 4 - Legislative Policy Committee
Section 2-408 - Subpoenas; Oaths; Testimony; Depositions

    (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.

    (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.

    (c)    False swearing by a witness before the Committee is perjury.

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