JURY DUTY NOTICE BILL APPROVED

By Bob Katzen

The House and Senate approved and Gov. Baker signed into law a bill that allows the Office of the Jury Commissioner to communicate with jurors through e-mail, texting, other electronic and telephonic ways and in-person exchanges. Current law requires the communication to be via the post office and was adopted many years ago when these other forms of communication did not exist.

“I was pleased to file this legislation at the suggestion of the Office of Jury Commissioner,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont). “This legislation will allow the Office of Jury Commissioner to embrace technological improvements, reduce costs and improve juror convenience.”

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