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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2676         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1245

 

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

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2676        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1245

By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1245) of James M. Cantwell and F. Jay Barrows for legislation to exempt family members of murder victims from jury service.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 416 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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 2010 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.

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