Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section thirty-five of chapter two hundred and seventy-six of the General Laws, in the county of Essex and in the county of Norfolk, except in proceedings under sections fifteen to eighteen A, inclusive, of chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the General Laws, the court or justice may adjourn an examination or a trial from time to time, not exceeding thirty days at any one time against at the objection of the defendant, and to the same or different place in the county; provided, however, that the chief justice for the district court department, with the approval or at the discretion of the supreme judicial court, may suspend the provisions herein if he finds that circumstances have arisen which seriously delay the trial of cases and seriously impede the administration of justice. In the meantime, if the defendant is charged with a crime that is not bailable, he shall be committed: otherwise, he may recognize in a sum with surety or sureties to the satisfaction of the court or justice, or without surety, for his appearance for such further examination or trial, or for want of such recognizance he shall be committed.
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall be effective in the county of Essex and in the county of Norfolk for a period of one year commencing on January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five and shall apply only to actions commenced on or after January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four.