2.1011 Rights to counsel and submission of questions.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 2.1011 ]

(a) Every witness at a hearing of an investigating committee may be accompanied by counsel of his own choosing. Counsel’s role is limited to advising the witness as to his rights; provided, that limitations may be prescribed by the committee to prevent obstruction of or interference with the orderly conduct of the hearing.

(b) Any witness at a hearing, or his counsel, may submit to the committee proposed questions to be asked of the witness or any other witness relevant to the matters upon which there have been questions or submission of evidence, and the committee shall ask such of the questions as it may deem appropriate to the subject matter of the hearing.

History: 1977, PL 15-56; amd 1988, PL 20-78.

Case Notes:

Committee’s failure to comply with a statute requiring it to adopt rules and to serve a copy of these rules on person served with subpoena justified the refusal of a person served with subpoena to testify. A.S.C.A. §§ 2.1006, 2.1011, 2.1018. Senate Select Investigating Committee v. Horning, 3 A.S.R.2d 14 (1986).