Senate will be asked to expand, claify subpoena powers

Missouri senators will be asked this morning to give the Legislature more subpoena powers.

After a brief hearing, President Pro Tem Rob Mayer’s proposal passed the Senate’s Governmental Accountability Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

Mayer, R-Dexter, said only the Joint Committee on Legislative Research currently has “the power to subpoena documents and records. The standing committees ... merely have the authority to compel witnesses by subpoena.”

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But his bill would expand to all standing committees in the House and Senate the power to demand documents.


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