Honorable Terry Keel, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB63 by McClendon (Relating to the penalty for evasion of process.), As Introduced
The bill would authorize the district court to impose a fine for contempt of $500 per day to a witness determined to be willfully evading the service of a grand jury summons or attachment. The bill would take effect September 1, 2005 and apply only to an evasion of service that occurs on or after that date.
Under current statute, a court may impose a fine of up to $500 total for the act of willfully evading the service of a grand jury summons or attachment.
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