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.
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