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Contempts of either house
Legislative (LEG) CHAPTER 32, ARTICLE 2
§ 4. Contempts of either house. Each house may punish by imprisonment
not extending beyond the same session of the legislature, as for a
contempt, for the following offenses only:

1. Arresting a member or officer of either house in violation of his
privilege from arrest;

2. Disorderly conduct of its members, officers or others in the
immediate view and presence of the house, tending to interrupt its

3. The publication of a false and malicious report of its proceedings,
or of the conduct of a member in his legislative capacity;

4. Giving or offering a bribe to a member, or attempting, by menace or
other corrupt means, directly or indirectly, to influence a member in
giving or withholding his vote, or in not attending meetings of the
house of which he is a member;

5. Neglect to attend or to be examined as a witness before the house
or committee thereof, or upon reasonable notice to produce any material
books, papers, or documents, when duly required to give testimony or to
produce such books, papers or documents in a legislative proceeding,
inquiry or investigation.