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Offered January 17, 2003
A BILL to amend and reenact 30-10 of the Code of Virginia, relating to attendance of witnesses before and production of evidence to certain legislative bodies.
Patron-- Stolle
Referred to Committee on Rules

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 30-10 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

30-10. Attendance of witnesses; production of evidence.

When the Senate or House of Delegates, a joint committee thereof, or any committee of either house authorized to send for persons and papers, shall order the attendance of any witness, or the production of any paper as evidence, a summons shall be issued accordingly by the clerk of such house or committee, directed to the sheriff or other officer of any county or corporation, city, or the chief officer of the Virginia Capitol Police, or his designee, and, when served, obedience thereto may be enforced by attachment, fine and imprisonment in jail, at the discretion of the house which, or the committee of which, caused the summons to issue, or in the case of a joint committee, at the discretion of such joint committee or as the two houses may determine by joint resolution.

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