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Section 101.42 | Subpoena.


If the subpoena referred to in section 101.41 of the Revised Code is issued by a joint committee or a subcommittee thereof, it may be delivered to the sergeant at arms of either house as the chairman determines; if it is issued by a committee of one house, or a subcommittee of such committee, it shall be directed to the sergeant at arms of such house; but in either case it may be directed to the sheriff of any county. The officer to whom such subpoena is directed, or his assistant or deputy, shall serve and return it to the chairman issuing it, as subpoenas issued by courts of record are served and returned. The subpoena shall be substantially in the following form:

The State of Ohio _____________________ County, ss.:

To the sergeant at arms of the ______________, or the sheriff of the county of __________ (as the case may be):

By authority of the (insert, general assembly, senate, or house of representatives, as the case may be) of the state of Ohio, you are hereby commanded to summon ___________, of ______________, to appear before the ______________ committee of the said ________________, at _____________ on the __________ day of ____________, A.D. ________, at the hours of _____________; then and there to testify concerning matters of inquiry committed to such committee, and not to depart without leave of such committee. Of this writ make due return with your proceedings in this behalf indorsed thereon.

Witness my hand this __________ day of _____________, A.D. ____________

_________________ Chairman.

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