Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 144 of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the word "three" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- thirty.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by striking out section 145, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 145. Justices of district courts shall discharge from jail persons confined for the nonpayment of fine, or of fine and expenses, if they are of opinion that such persons are not able to pay the same or that it is otherwise expedient; but no fee shall be allowed to any person for such service.
SECTION 3. Section 146 of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 15, the word "three" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following word:- one.