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46-1015.Accusations of perjury and contempt of legislature; referral to speaker of house of representatives or president of senate; prosecution by attorney general. (a) Whenever a violation of K.S.A. 46-1014 or perjury is believed to have occurred in relation to the exercise by an investigating committee of compulsory process, upon a majority vote of all of the members of such investigating committee, such fact shall be referred to the speaker of the house of representatives or the president of the senate, except as is herein otherwise provided.

(b) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, whenever a violation of K.S.A. 46-1014 or perjury is believed to have occurred in relation to the exercise by an investigating committee of compulsory process, and such investigating committee is a subcommittee of an investigating committee, upon a majority vote of all of the members of such subcommittee, the fact of such violation shall be referred to the parent investigating committee, and upon a majority vote of all of the members of such investigating committee, such fact shall be referred to the speaker of the house of representatives or the president of the senate.

(c) Whenever a violation of K.S.A. 46-1014 or perjury is believed to have occurred in relation to the exercise by an investigating committee of compulsory process, and such investigating committee is one to which subsections (c) or (d) of K.S.A. 46-1004 applies, upon a majority vote of all of the members of such investigating committee, such fact shall be referred to the legislative coordinating council, and upon an affirmative vote of five of the members of the legislative coordinating council, such fact shall be referred to the speaker of the house of representatives or the president of the senate.

(d) Whenever facts are referred under this section to the speaker of the house of representatives or the president of the senate, such officer shall certify such facts to the attorney general, and the attorney general shall prosecute any such violation in the district court.

History: L. 1970, ch. 201, § 15; L. 1971, ch. 184, § 33; L. 1973, ch. 157, § 7; L. 1978, ch. 204, § 12; April 13.



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