2.1002 Definitions.

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(a) “Investigating committee” means a committee created by law or resolution to inquire, research, or explore any matter on which the Legislature may act. All standing committees and their subcommittees are considered an investigating committee.

(b) “Hearing” means any meeting in the course of an investigatory proceeding (other than a preliminary conference or interview at which no testimony is taken under oath) conducted by an investigating committee for the purpose of taking or adducing testimony or receiving other evidence. A hearing may be open to the public or closed to the public.

(c) “Relevant” in reference to any form of information sought by an investigating committee means any information which tends to clarify or settle the establishment of any facts or matters under investigation or which may lead to further information which tends to clarify or settle such facts or matters.

History: 1977, PL 15-56; amd 1988, PL 20-78.