Jury Service Reform: S.B. 1704 (2005).
Increases juror pay in both civil and criminal cases from
Increases juror pay in both civil and criminal cases from not less than $6 per day to not less than $40 per day, beginning on the second day of service. The increased compensation is to be financed by a $4 fee placed on individuals convicted of a crime. Provides prospective jurors with one automatic postponement from service, in which case service must be rescheduled within six months after the date of the original summons.
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