Jury Service Reform: H.B. 2008 (2003)
Required all people to serve on juries unless they experience
Required all people to serve on juries unless they experience undue or extreme physical or financial hardship. Established a lengthy trial fund to compensate jurors up to $300 per juror, per day for trials lasting more than 10 days, starting on the eleventh day of trial. In such circumstances, jurors would also be eligible to retroactively collect up to $100 per day from the fourth day to the tenth day of service. The bill did not specify a financing mechanism, but tasked the Louisiana Supreme Court to develop recommendations for the Legislature to consider at some point in the future. Prohibited employers from dismissing or otherwise subjecting employees to any adverse employment action for responding to a jury service summons. Allowed for one automatic postponement from service.
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