2.1018 Violation—Penalty.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 2.1018 ]

(a) A person quilty of contempt under the provisions of this chapter shall be sentenced as for a D felony.

(b) If an investigating committee fails in any material respect to comply with the requirements of this chapter, any person subject to a subpoena who is substantially prejudiced by such failure shall be relieved of any requirements of compliance. Such failure and prejudice shall be a complete defense in any proceeding against such person for contempt or other punishment.

(c) Either or both Houses may discipline a member or employee of the committee or Legislature and impose a penalty upon such member or employee who causes any unauthorized disclosure of testimony or evidence.

History: 1988, PL 20-78.