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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Status of Legislation - First Reading Bill
An Act to Amend the Jury Act
 
Legislature :
55
Session :
3
Bill No. :
36
Member :
Hon. Fitch
First Reading :
2006-4-6
Second Reading :
2006-4-12
Committee of the Whole :
Amended :
Third Reading :
Royal Assent :
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  Bill 36         
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Text of Bill :
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:



1                           Subsection 13(2) of the Jury Act, chapter J-3.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1980, is repealed and the following is substituted:



13(2)               The persons to be summoned may be selected



(a)               at random in accordance with the regulations from the names of persons apparently resident in the judicial district or a distinct part of it that are on a list provided for in the regulations, or



(b)               if a list provided for in the regulations indicates the linguistic preference of the persons named on the list,



(i)         in accordance with paragraph (a),



(ii)       at random in accordance with the regulations from the names of persons on the list who are apparently resident in the judicial district or a distinct part of it and whose linguistic preference, according to the list, is the official language in which the proceeding is to be conducted, or



(iii)    partly in accordance with subparagraph (ii) and partly in accordance with paragraph (a).



COMMENCEMENT

2                           This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.



EXPLANATORY NOTES



Section 1



The existing provision is as follows:



13(2)               The persons to be summoned shall be selected at random in accordance with the regulations from the names of persons apparently resident in the judicial district or a distinct part of it that are on a list provided for in the regulations.



Section 2



Commencement provision.


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Legend
* Private Bill
** Bill referred to Standing Committee on Law Amendments
+ Private Member's Public Bill
++ Motion for second reading defeated
+++ Debate at second reading adjourned
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