50-407. Legislative Council; committees; subpoenas; enforcement; refusal to testify.

In case of disobedience on the part of any person to comply with any subpoena issued on behalf of the council or any committee thereof or of the refusal of any witness to testify on any matters regarding which he or she may be lawfully interrogated, the district court of Lancaster County or the judge thereof, on application of a member of the council, shall compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from such court or a refusal to testify therein.

If a witness refuses to testify before a special committee of the Legislature authorized pursuant to section 50-404 on the basis of the privilege against self-incrimination, the chairperson of the committee may request a court order pursuant to sections 29-2011.02 and 29-2011.03.

Source:Laws 1937, c. 118, § 4, p. 423; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 50-504; R.S.1943, § 50-407; Laws 1949, c. 168, § 4, p. 445; Laws 1990, LB 1246, § 16; Laws 2013, LB613, § 2.