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HOUSE BILL NO. 147
INTRODUCED BY MENAHAN R
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT IN FELONY CRIMINAL CASES, A WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY MUST BE IN WRITING; AND AMENDING SECTION 46-16-110, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 46-16-110, MCA, is amended to read:
"46-16-110. Right to jury trial -- waiver. (1) The parties in a felony case have a right to trial by a jury of 12 persons.
(2) The parties may agree in writing at any time before the verdict, with the approval of the court, that the jury shall consist of any number less than that to which they are entitled.
written consent of the parties, a trial by jury may be waived."
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