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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. Stanley, (BY REQUEST)

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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 relative to helping seniors age 60-69, and all, due to COVID 19, by reforming jury duty enforcement to a civil matter only, repealing current criminal enforcement.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Susan Alyn

171 Lake Street Waltham, MA 02451

7/30/2020

 



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By Mr. Stanley of Waltham (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan Alyn relative to jury duty enforcement.  The Judiciary.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to helping seniors age 60-69, and all, due to COVID 19, by reforming jury duty enforcement to a civil matter only, repealing current criminal enforcement.

 

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

SECTION 1.  Chapter 234A of the Massachusetts General Laws, Part III, Title II, “Section 42: ENFORCEMENT OF CHAPTER,” is hereby amended by striking all words pertaining to criminal enforcement, specifically:

(A)“may issue a warrant for the arrest of the juror or”

(B)“shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction thereof,”

and striking all other text except:

“Any grand or trial juror who fails to appear for juror service or who fails to perform any condition of his juror service may be punished by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars.”

SECTION 2.  Said Chapter 234A, Part III, Title II, is hereby amended by striking and repealing in its entirety Section 44: CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FOR DELIQUENT JUROR.