2.0106 Contempt of the Legislature

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(a) For the purposes of this section, contempt of the Legislature shall consist of any of the following acts:

(1) knowingly arresting a member or officer of the Senate or the House, or procuring such member or officer to be arrested in violation of his privilege from arrest;

(2) disorderly conduct in the immediate view of the Senate, the House, or any legislative committee, directly tending to interrupt its proceedings;

(3) refusing to be examined as a witness before the Senate, the House, or any legislative committee, or before any person authorized to take testimony in legislative proceedings;

(4) giving or offering a bribe to a legislator, or attempting, by menace or other corrupt means or devise, directly or indirectly, to control or influence a legislator’s vote, or to prevent his giving the same.

(b) A person who is found in contempt of the Legislature is guilty of a class D felony.

History: 1988, PL 20-78.