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Protecting the Rights of Victims and Witnesses of Crimes 10

SECTION 99.   Section 3 of chapter 258B of the General Laws, as appearing in 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out clause (i) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

(i) for victims, family members and witnesses to be provided, by the court as provided in section 17 of chapter 211B, with a secure waiting area or room which is separate from the waiting area of the defendant or the defendant's family, friends, attorneys or witnesses and separate from the district attorney's office; provided, however, that the court shall designate a waiting area at each courthouse; and provided further, that designation of those areas shall be made in accordance with the implementation plan developed by the task force.