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Session Laws, 1933 (Special Session)
Volume 578, Page 337   View pdf image (33K)
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(To be inserted on Page 287 of the Laws of the Special Session of the

General Assembly of Maryland of 1933 in place of

Chapter 97 in said volume, which is incorrect.)


AN ACT to repeal and re-enact with amendments Section 23 of Article

51 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1924 Edition), title


SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 23 of Article 51 of the Annotated Code of Maryland
(1924 Edition), title "Juries", be and the same is hereby repealed and
re-enacted with amendments, to read as follows:

23. Whenever the jurors for any term of court in the Counties of
this State have been drawn as hereinbefore provided by this Article,
and the business of said term has so far proceeded that the daily
services and attendance of either the grand jury or the petit jury, or
both the grand and petit jury, shall be no longer necessary, said juries
shall not be finally discharged, but shall be excused from further
service for the time being until said jury or juries are reconvened for
intermediate sessions, as hereinbefore provided, for the balance of said
jury term, and until the beginning of the next succeeding jury term
of said court. And during the remainder of said jury term of court
until the beginning of the next jury term of said court, the grand and
petit juries shall meet on every ninth week computed from, the first
day of said jury term of court unless that day be a legal holiday, in
which event they shall meet the next day for indictments or trials, or
either. Provided, however, such Intermediate session or sessions of
either the grand or petit juries or both, may be omitted if the work
awaiting the said grand and/or petit juries is insufficient to justify
assembling both or either in the judgment of the court, for any par-
ticular intermediate session. In that event the court shall so inform
the Clerk of said Court, and said Clerk of said Court shall notify said
jurors by mail at least five days before the day upon which the next
meeting of said juries falls in immediate session, that the presence
and attendance of the said grand or petit jurors, or both, will not be
required upon said meeting day. Provided, however, that the court
shall have power and authority at any time between said dates fixed
for said intermediate sessions to recall the grand and/or petit jurors
in special session at any time in his discretion within said jury term
for indictments or trials, or both, as the case may be. In Counties
where the Circuit Court holds non-jury terms, the power of the Court
to require the return of jurors aforesaid and to hold intermediate
sessions or adjourned sessions of the grand and petit juries, and either
of them during said jury term shall exist as though there was no such
non-jury terms of said Court, and the same had not intervened.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act is hereby declared
to be an emergency law and necessary for the immediate preservation
of the public health and safety, and having been passed upon by a yea
and nay vote, supported by three-fifths of all the members elected to
each of the two Houses of the General Assembly, the same shall take
effect from the date of its passage.


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