Maine Revised Statutes

§1315. Self-incrimination; immunity

1. Self-incrimination.  In any proceeding before the commission, if a person refuses to answer questions or produce evidence on the ground that he may be incriminated and if the commission staff, in writing, and with the written approval of the Attorney General, requests the commission to order that person to answer the questions or produce the evidence, the commission, after notice to the witness and a hearing, shall so order unless it finds to do so would be clearly contrary to the public interest.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Immunity.  If, but for this section, the person would have had the right to withhold the answers given or the evidence produced by him, he may not be prosecuted or subjected to penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction or matter which concerns the answers he gave or the evidence he produced in accordance with the order.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Failure to comply.  If a person fails to answer questions or produce evidence as ordered by the commission, following notice and hearing, he is subject to the provisions of section 1502. A person may be prosecuted or subjected to penalty or forfeiture for any perjury, false swearing or contempt that he commits in answering or failing to answer or in producing or failing to produce evidence in accordance with the order.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW).