Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 24, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 24. The maximum fee to be charged by any person authorized to take bail or release on personal recognizance in the case of a person arrested for any misdemeanor or felony shall be twenty-five dollars, regardless of the number of offenses.
If, in addition to recognizing for a court within the territorial jurisdiction of the magistrate authorizing the release, the arrested person is being required to recognize for a court outside of such territorial jurisdiction, the person, so authorized, may charge an additional five dollars for each such extraterritorial recognizance, but in no event shall the total fee for any release exceed forty dollars.