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  • Acts
  • 2007
  • Chapter 78 AN ACT IMPROVING JUROR SERVICE.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to improve forthwith juror service, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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. Section 4 of chapter 234A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “As of the date of receipt of the juror summons, any” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- Any.

SECTION 2. Said section 4 of said chapter 234A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 52, the word “calendar”.

SECTION 3. Section 16 of said chapter 234A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 5 to 8, inclusive, the words “Such list shall be randomly shuffled by the office of the jury commissioner and stored as a data processing file on a magnetic tape or disk. After the random shuffling of the master juror list has occurred” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The office of the jury commissioner shall randomly shuffle the names that appear on the master juror list and store the list as a data processing file. After the random shuffling of the names that appear on the master juror list has occurred.

SECTION 4.
Said section 16 of said chapter 234A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 16, the word “calendar”.

Approved August 2, 2007.