Maine Revised Statutes

§429. Release of testimony

1. Release.  The decision to release testimony and the decision as to the form and manner in which testimony shall be released shall be investigating committee action. However, no testimony shall be released without first affording the witness who gave such testimony, or his counsel, an opportunity to object to the proposed release.
A. The witness or his counsel may, by such objection, require that testimony given in open session, if it is released at all, be released in the form of a full, consecutive transcript. [1975, c. 593, §3 (NEW).]
B. The witness or his counsel may, by such objection, require that testimony given in executive session not be released in any form or manner whatsoever. [1975, c. 593, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1975, c. 593, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Transcript.  The witness or his counsel, upon payment of the cost of preparation, shall be given a transcript of any testimony taken. However, the witness or his counsel shall not be entitled to obtain a transcript of the executive session testimony of other witnesses. The release of a transcript under this subsection is not the release of testimony within the meaning of subsection 1.
[ 1975, c. 593, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 593, §3 (NEW).