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60-4119. Immunity orders. (a) If a person is or may be called to produce evidence at a deposition, hearing or trial under this act or at an investigation brought by the attorney under K.S.A. 60-4118, and amendments thereto, the district court for the county in which the deposition, hearing, trial, or investigation is or may be held, upon certification in writing of a request of the county or district attorney for the county, or the attorney general, shall issue an order, ex parte or after a hearing, requiring the person to produce evidence, notwithstanding that person's refusal to do so on the basis of the privilege against self-incrimination.

(b) The county or district attorney, or the attorney general, may certify in writing a request for an ex parte order under this section if in such attorney's judgment:

(1) The production of the evidence may be necessary to the public interest; and

(2) the person has refused or is likely to refuse to produce evidence on the basis of such person's privilege against self-incrimination.

(c) If a person refuses, on the basis of such person's privilege against self-incrimination, to produce evidence in any proceeding described in this act, and the presiding officer informs the person of an order issued under this section, the person may not refuse to comply with the order. The person may be compelled or punished by the district court issuing an order for civil or criminal contempt.

(d) The production of evidence compelled by order issued under this section, and any information directly or indirectly derived from such evidence, may not be used against the person in a subsequent criminal case, except in a prosecution for perjury, K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 21-5903, and amendments thereto, making false writing, K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 21-5824, and amendments thereto, or an offense otherwise involving a failure to comply with the order. Nothing in this subsection shall be interpreted as preventing the use in a criminal action any evidence lawfully obtained independently of these procedures.

History: L. 1994, ch. 339, § 19; L. 2006, ch. 183, § 11; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 227; July 1.

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