HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 160        FILED ON: 1/6/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 739

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James M. Cantwell

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to exempt family members of murder victims from jury service.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 160        FILED ON: 1/6/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 739

By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 739) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to exempt family members of murder victims from jury service.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1225 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act to exempt family members of murder victims from jury service.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 4 of chapter 234A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following:-

9. Such person is the direct family member of a murder victim. A direct family member shall mean a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent or any spouse of such child, parent, sibling or grandparent.