Jury Service Reform: H.B. 1211 (2004); § 494.432 R.S.Mo.
Provides for stricter criteria for jurors to be excused from
Provides for stricter criteria for jurors to be excused from service. Allows one automatic postponement from service. Specifies a maximum fine of $500 for those who fail to appear for jury service. Provides for employee protections which prohibits employers from requiring employees to use personal or sick leave for time spent responding to a summons for jury duty. Provides for small business protections which required a court to reschedule the service of a summoned juror if the juror works for an employer with five or fewer employees and has another employee already summoned during the same period.
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