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[83 STAT. 288]
[83 STAT. 288]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969


PUBLIC LAW 91-138-DEC. 5, 1969

[83 STAT.


SEC. 9. (a) Upon application of any party, a subpena for attendance at a deposition shall be issued by: (1) a judge or clerk of the United States district court for the district in which the place of examination is located; (2) a judge or clerk of any court of record of the State in which the place of examination is located; or (3) a judge or clerk of any court of record of the county in which the place of examination is located. (b) Service of the subpena shall be made upon the witness no later than three days before the day on which his attendance is directed. A subpena may be served by any person who is not a party to the contested election case and is not less than eighteen years of age. Service of a subpena upon a person named therein shall be made by delivering a copy thereof to such person and by tendering to him the fee for one day's attendance and the mileage allowed by section 10. Written proof of service shall be made under oath by the person making same and shall be filed with the Clerk. (c) A witness may be required to attend an examiiuition (mly in the county wherein he resides or is employed, or transacts his business in person, or is served with a subpena, or within forty miles of the place of service. (d) Every subpena shall state the name and title of the officer issuing same and the title of the contested election case, and shall command each person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony at a time and place and before an officer specified therein. (e) A subpena may also command the person to whom it is directed to produce the books, papers, documents, or other tangible things designated therein, but the committee, upon motion promptly made and in any event at or before the time specified in the subpena for compliance therewith, may (1) quash or modify the subpena if it is unreasonable or oppressive, or (2) condition denial of the motion upon the advancement by the party in whose behalf the subpena is issued of the reasonable cost of producing the books, papers, documents, or tangible things. In the case of public records or documents, copies thereof, certified by the person having official custody thereof, may be produced in lieu of the originals. OFFICER A N D W I T N E S S


SEC. 10. (a) Each judge, clerk of court, or other officer who issues any subpena or takes a deposition and each person who serves any subpena or other paper herein authorized shall be entitled to receive from the party at whose instance the service shall have been performed such fees as are allowed for similar services in the district courts of the United States. (b) Witnesses whose depositions are taken shall be entitled to receive from the party at whose instance the witness appeared the same fees and travel allowance paid to witnesses subpenaed to appear before the House of Representatives or its committees. P E N A L T Y FOR F A I L U R E TO APPEAR, T E S T I F Y, OR PRODUCE


SEC. 11. Every person who, having been subpenaed as a witness under this Act to give testimony or to produce documents, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the contested election case, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 or imprisonment for not less than one month nor more than twelve months, or both.