Jury Service Reform: H.B. 3034 (2011).
Provides that a judge or clerk of the court may
Provides that a judge or clerk of the court may not defer jury service for a person more than once unless the person seeks deferral for a specified emergency and the person could not have anticipated circumstances when the first deferral was granted. Under the legislation, an employer may not require that an employee use vacation leave, sick leave, or annual leave for time spent by an employee in responding to summons for jury duty and the employer must allow the employee to take leave without pay for time spent.
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