3599.37 Disobedience of subpoena concerning violation of election laws.

(A) No person having been subpoenaed or ordered to appear before a grand jury, court, board, or officer in a proceeding or prosecution upon a complaint, information, affidavit, or indictment for an offense under an election law shall do either of the following:

(1) Fail to appear or, having appeared, refuse to answer a question pertinent to the matter under inquiry or investigation;

(2) Refuse to produce, upon reasonable notice, any material, books, papers, documents, or records in that person's possession or under that person's control.

(B) Whoever violates division (A) of this section, unless the violator personally appears before the grand jury, court, board, or officer and asserts the protection of the violator's constitutional rights, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Effective Date: 12-09-1997; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007