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§15A‑1053.  Grant of immunity before grand jury.

(a)        When the testimonyor other information is to be presented to a grand jury, the order to thewitness to testify or produce other information must be issued by the presidingor convening superior court judge, upon application of the district attorney.The order of a superior court judge under this section must be in writing andfiled as a part of the permanent records of the court.

(b)        The application maybe made when the district attorney has been informed by the foreman of thegrand jury that the witness has asserted his privilege against self‑incriminationand the district attorney determines that the testimony or other information isnecessary to the public interest. Before making application to the judge, thedistrict attorney must inform the Attorney General, or a deputy or assistantattorney general designated by him, of the circumstances and his intent to makean application. (1973, c. 1286, s. 1; 1975, c. 166, s. 27.)