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(d) Proceedings shall be conducted the one making service shall be proof of with reasonable dispatch and due regard the same. shall be had for the convenience and (c) If a person receiving notice under necessity of witnesses.
this section notifies the Commission (e) The questioning of witnesses shall within 5 days of service of such notice, or be conducted only by Members of the where service is by mail within 8 days Commission, by authorized Commission of service of such notice that the time staff personnel, or by counsel to the schedule therein constitutes a hardship, extent provided in $ 702.7.
the Commission may, in its discretion, set (f) In addition to persons served with a new time for his appearance at execua copy of the rules in this part pursuant tive session. to $$ 702.4 and 702.6, a copy of the rules (d) In the event such person fails to in this part will be made available to all appear at executive session at the time witnesses.
and place made available under para(g) The Chairman may
punish graph (b) or (c) of this section, he shall breaches of order and decorum by cen not be entitled to another opportunity to sure and exclusion from the proceedings. appear at executive session, except as
provided in § 702.11. $ 702.6 Executive session.
(e) If such person intends to submit (a) If the Commission determines sworn statements of himself or others, that evidence or testimony at any hear or if he intends to request that witnesses ing may tend to defame, degrade, or in appear in his behalf at executive session, criminate any person, it shall receive he shall, no later than 48 hours prior to such evidence or testimony or summary the time set under paragraph (b) or (c) of such evidence or testimony in execu of this section, submit to the Commission tive session.
all such statements and a list of all such (b) The Commission shall afford any witnesses. The Commission will inform person defamed, degraded, or incrimi such person whether the number of witnated by such evidence or testimony an
nesses requested is reasonable within the opportunity to appear and be heard in
meaning of paragraph (b) of this section. executive session, with a reasonable In addition, the Commission will receive number of additional witnesses requested and dispose of requests from such perby him, before deciding to use such evi son to subpena other witnesses. Redence or testimony.
quests for subpenas shall be made suffi(1) Such person shall bu served with
ciently in advance of the scheduled exnotice in writing of the date, time, and
ecutive session as to afford persons subplace made available for the appearance penaed reasonable notice of their obligaof witnesses at executive session, at least tion to appear at that session. Subpenas 10 days prior to such date, or where sery returnable at executive session shall be ice is by mail at least 14 days prior to governed by the provisions of § 702.4. such date. This notice shall be accom (f) Persons for whom an executive panied by a copy of the rules in this part session has been scheduled, and persons and by a brief summary of the informa
compelled to appear at such session, may tion which the Commission has deter
be represented by counsel at such session mined may tend to defame, degrade, or to the extent provided by $ 702.7. incriminate such person.
(g) Attendance at executive session (2) The notice, summary, and rules in shall be limited to Members of the Comthis part shall be served personally by mission, authorized Commission staff depositing the same in the United States personnel, witnesses and their counsel at mail as certified mail, or by leaving a the time scheduled for their appearance, copy thereof at the last known residence and such other persons whose presence or business address of such person.
is requested or consented to by the Com(3) The date of service, for purposes
mission, of this section, shall be the day when
(h) In the event the Commission dethe material is deposited in the United
termines to release or to use evidence or States mail or is delivered in person, as
testimony which it has determined may
tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate the case may be. When service is made
any person, in such a manner as to reveal by certified mail, the return post office
publicly the identity of such person, such receipt shall be proof of service; in all evidence or testimony, prior to such pubother cases, the acknowledgment of the lic release or use, will be presented at a party served, or the verified return of public session, and the Commission will
afford such person an opportunity to appear as a voluntary witness or to file a sworn statement in his behalf and to submit brief and pertinent sworn statements of others. § 702.7 Counsel.
(a) Any person compelled to appear in person before the Commission and any witness appearing at a public session of the Commission will be accorded the right to be accompanied and advised by counsel, who will have the right to subject his client to reasonable examination, and to make objections on the record and to argue briefly the basis for such objections.
(b) For the purpose of this section, "counsel" shall mean an attorney at law admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, or the highest court of any State or Territory of the United States.
(c) The failure of any person to obtain counsel shall not excuse him from attendance in response to a subpena, nor shall any person be excused in the event his counsel is excluded from the proceeding pursuant to $ 702.5(g). In the latter case, however, the witness shall be afforded a reasonable time to obtain other counsel, said time to be determined by the Commission. $ 702.8 Evidence at Commission pro
ceedings. (a) The rules of evidence prevailing in courts of law or equity shall not control proceedings of the Commission.
(b) Where a witness testifying at a public session of a hearing or a session for return of subpenaed documents offers the sworn statements of other persons, such statements, in the discretion of the Commission, may be included in the record, provided they are received by the Commission 24 hours in advance of his appearance.
(c) The prepared statement of a witness testifying at a public session of a hearing, in the discretion of the Commission, may be placed into the record or may be read into the record, provided that such statement is received by the Commission 24 hours in advance of his appearance.
(d) In the discretion of the Commission, evidence may be included in the record after the close of a public session of a hearing, provided the Commission determines that such evidence does not
tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person.
(e) The Commission will determine the pertinency of testimony and evidence adduced at its proceedings, and may refuse to include in the record of a proceeding or may strike from the record any evidence it considers to be cumulative, immaterial, or not pertinent. 8 702.9 Cross-examination at public ses
sion. If the Commission determines that oral testimony of a witness at a public session tends to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person, such person or his counsel shall be permitted to submit questions to the Commission in writing, which, in the discretion of the Commission, may be put to such witness by the Chairman or by authorized Commission staff personnel. § 702.10 Voluntary witnesses at public
session of a hearing. A person who has not been subpenaed and who has not been afforded an opportunity to appear pursuant to § 702.6 may be permitted, in the discretion of the Commission, to make an oral or written statement at a public session of a hearing. Such person may be questioned to the same extent and in the same manner as other witnesses before the Commission. § 702.11 Special executive session.
If, during the course of a public session, evidence is submitted which was not previously presented at executive session and which the Commission determines may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person, the provisions of $ 702.6 shall apply, and such extensions, recesses or continuances of the public session as it deems necessary shall be ordered by the Commission, except that the time and notice requirements of $ 702.6 may be modified by the Commission provided reasonable notice of a scheduled executive session is afforded such person, and except that the Commission may, in its discretion, strike such evidence from the record, in which case the provisions of § 702.6 shall not apply. § 702.12 Contempt of the Commission.
Proceedings and process of the Commission are governed by section 105(g) of the Act, which provides:
In case of contumacy or refusal to obey a subpena, any district court of the United States or the United States court of any territory or possession, or the District Court af
the United States for the District of Columbia, within the jurisdiction of which the inquiry is carried on or within the jurisdiction of which said person guilty of contumacy or refusal to obey is found or resides or is domiciled or transacts business, or has appointed an agent for receipt of service of process, upon application by the Attorney General of the United States shall have jurisdiction to issue to such person an order requiring such person to appear before the Commission or a subcommittee thereof, there to produce pertinent, relevant and nonpriyileged evidence if so ordered, or there to give testimony touching the matter under investigation; and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by said court as a contempt thereof. $ 702.13 Intimidation of witnesses.
Witnesses at Commission proceedings are protected by the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1505, which provide:
Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, endeavors to influence, intimidate, or impede any witness in any proceeding pending before any department or agency of the United States, or in connection with any inquiry or investigation being had by either House, or any Committee of either House, or any joint committee of the Congress; or
Whoever injures any party or witness in his person or property on account of his attending or having attended such proceeding, inquiry, or investigation, or on account of his testifying or having testified to any matter pending therein; or
Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance in whole or in part with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act willfully removes from any place, conceals, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material which is the subject of such demand; or
Whoever corruptly, or by threats of force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which such proceeding is being had before such department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which such inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress
Shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. 8 702.14 Transcript of Commission pro
ceedings. (a) An accurate transcript shall be made of the testimony of all witnesses
at all proceedings of the Commission. Transcripts shall be recorded solely by the official reporter, or by any other person or means designated by the Commission.
(b) Every person who submits data or evidence shall be entitled to retain or, on payment of lawfully prescribed costs, procure a copy or transcript thereof, except that a witness in a hearing held in executive session may for good cause be limited to inspection of the official transcript of his testimony. Transcript copies of public sessions may be obtained by the public upon the payment of the cost thereof.
(c) Any person who has presented testimony at a proceeding may ask within 60 days after the close of the proceeding to correct errors in the transcript of his testimony. Such requests shall be granted only to make the transcript conform to his testimony as presented at the proceeding. § 702.15 Witness fees.
Pursuant to section 102(j) of the Act: A witness attending any session of the Commission shall receive $6 for each day's attendance and for the time necessarily occupied in going to and returning from the same, and 10 cents per mile for going from and returning to his place of residence; witnesses who attend at points so far removed from their respective residences as to prohibit return thereto from day to day shall be entitled to an additional allowance of $10 per day for expenses of subsistence, including the time necessarily occupied in going to and returning from the place of attendance; and mileage payments shall be tendered to the witness upon service of a subpena issued on behalf of the Commission or any subcommittee thereof. § 702.16 Attendance of news media at
public sessions. Reasonable access for coverage of public sessions shall be provided to the various means of communication, including newspapers, magazines, radio, newsreels, and television, subject to the physical limitations of the room in which the session is held and consideration of the physical comfort of Commission Members, staff, and witnesses. However, no witness shall be televised, filmed, or photographed during the session nor shall his testimony be broadcast or recorded for broadcasting, if he objects,
service shall be proof of service except that when service is made by certified mail, the return post office receipt may also constitute proof of same.
(b) If a person receiving a Commission report or relevant portions thereof under this part requests an extension of time from the Commission withi days of service of such report, the Commission may, upon a showing of good cause, grant the person additional time within which to file a verified answer.
(c) A verified answer shall plainly and concisely state the facts and law constituting the person's reply or defense to the charges or allegations contained in the report.
(d) Such verified answer shall be published as an appendix to the report: Provided, however, That the Commission may except from the answer such matter as it determines to be scandalous, prejudicial or unnecessary. [36 F.R. 5702, Mar. 27, 1971)
8 702.17 Communications with respect
to Commission proceedings. During any proceeding held outside Washington, D.C., communications to the Commission with respect to such proceeding must be made to the Chairman or authorized Commission staff personnel in attendance. All requests for subpenas returnable at a hearing, requests for appearance of witnesses at a hearing, and statements or other documents for inclusion in the record of a proceeding, required to be submitted in advance, must be submitted to the Chairman, or such authorized person as he may appoint, at an ofice located in the community where such hearing or proceeding is scheduled to be held. The location of such office will be set forth in all subpenas issued under the rules in this part and in all notices prepared pursuant to $ 702.6. 8 702.18
Commission reports. (a) If a Commission report tends to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person, the report or relevant portions thereof shall be delivered to such person at least thirty (30) days before the report shall be made public in order that such person may make a timely verified answer to the report. The Commission shall afford such person an opportunity to file with the Commission a verified answer to the report or relevant portions thereof not later than twenty (20) days after service of the report or relevant portions thereof upon such person as provided by the regulations in this part.
(1) Such person shall be served with a copy of the report or relevant portions thereof, with an indication of the section(s) that the Commission has determined tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate him, a copy of the Act and a copy of the regulations in this part.
(2) The report or relevant portions thereof, the Act, and regulations in this part shall be served by depositing the same in the U.S. mail via certified mail, return receipt requested, or by leaving a copy thereof at the last known residence or business address of such person.
(3) The date of service for the purposes of this section shall be the day the material is delivered either by the post office or otherwise, to such person or his agent or at the last known residence or business address of such person. The acknowledgement of the party served, or the verified return of the one making
PART 703_OPERATIONS AND FUNC
TIONS OF STATE ADVISORY COM
MITTEES Sec. 703.1 Name and establishment. 703.2 Functions. 703.3 Scope of subject matter. 703.4 Membership. 703.5 Officers. 703.6 Subcommittees. 703.7 Meetings. 703.8 Reimbursement of members.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 703 issued under secs. 101-106, 71 Stat. 634 636, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 1975–1975e.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 703 appear at 32 F.R. 4065, Mar. 15, 1967, unless otherwise noted. & 703.1 Name and establishment.
Pursuant to section 105(c) of the Act, there are established by the Commission the State Advisory Committees to the Commission (each of which is called in this part the State Committee). $ 703.2 Functions.
By invitation of the Commission, the State Committee is authorized to exercise the following functions within the limits defined in § 703.3.
(a) Advise the Commission in writing of any knowledge or information it has of any alleged deprivation of the right to vote and to have the vote counted, by reason of color, race, religion, or national origin, or that citizens are being accorded
or denied the right to vote in Federal elections as a result of patterns or practices of fraud or discrimination.
(b) Advise the Commission concerning legal developments constituting a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution, and as to the effect of the laws and policies of the Federal Government with respect to equal protection of the laws.
(c) Advise the Commission upon matters of mutual concern in the preparation of reports of the Commission to the President and the Congress.
(d) Receive reports, suggestions, and recommendations from individuals, public and private organizations, and public officials upon matters pertinent to inquiries conducted by the State Committee.
(e) Initiate and forward advice and recommendations to the Commission upon matters which the State Committee has studied.
(f) Assist the Commission in matters in which the Commission shall request the assistance of the State Committee.
(g) Attend, as observers, any open hearing or conference which the Commission may hold within the State. $ 703.3 Scope of subject matter.
The scope of subject matter to be dealt with by the State Committee shall be those subjects of inquiry or study with which the Commission itself is authorized to deal, pursuant to section 104 (a) of the Act. The State Committee shall confine its studies to the State. It may, however, undertake to study subjects other than those chosen by the Commission for study, within the limits of the Act. 8 703.4 Membership.
Subject to special exceptions made from time to time by the Commission to fit special circumstances, the State Committee shall consist of at least five members appointed by the Commission. Members of the State Committee shall serve for a fixed term to be set by the Commission upon the appointment of each member subject to the duration of advisory committees prescribed by section 8 of Executive Order 11007, February 26, 1962 (3 CFR), provided that members of the State Committee may be removed by the Commission for good cause, § 703.5 Officers.
(a) The officers of the State Committee shall be a chairman and vice chair
man and such other officers as the State Committee deems advisable.
(b) The chairman shall be appointed by the Commission.
(c) The vice chairman and other officers shall be elected by the State Committee by a majority vote of the full membership of the State Committee.
(d) The chairman, or in his absence, the vice chairman, shall:
(1) Call meetings of the State Committee.
(2) Preside over all meetings of the State Committee.
(3) Appoint all subcommittees of the State Committee, with the approval of a majority of the State Committee.
(4) Perform such other functions as the State Committee may authorize or the Commission may request, within the limits of the Act. § 703.6 Subcommittees.
The State Committee may:
(a) Approve the establishment of subcommittees, composed of members of the State Committee to study and report upon matters under consideration, and it may authorize such subcommittees to take specific action upon matters within the competence of the State Committee.
(b) Designate, with the prior approval of the Commission, or at the request of the Commission, individual members of the State Committee to perform special projects involving research or study within the scope of the subject matter defined in $ 703.3. $ 703.7 Meetings.
(a) Meetings of the State Committee shall be called whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable by the chairman, or by a majority of the State Committee, or by the Commission, provided that the following conditions have been met:
(1) The Commission has given prior written approval of such meeting, and
(2) There is a quorum present. A quorum shall consist of one-half or more of the members of the State Committee, or five members, whichever is the lesser, except that with respect to open meetings provided for in paragraph (c) of this section, a quorum shall consist of three members.
(b) Summary minutes shall be prepared and made available as soon as practicable after each meeting for distribution to the members of the State Committee and to the Commission.
(c) In connection with its functions under the regulations in this part and