Jury Service Reform: S.B. 479 (2004).
Provides jurors the right to automatically postpone service one time.
Provides jurors the right to automatically postpone service one time. Reduced the length of service from a two-week term to no more than one day unless selected to serve on a jury. Limits jury service to once every two years. Creates a lengthy trial fund which compensates jurors up to $200 per day, starting on the eleventh day of service – the fund is to be financed by a $10 filing fee on all civil cases. Provides jurors employment protections by prohibiting employers from penalizing jurors who serve. Provides small business protections by allowing an employee of a small business to differ service if another employee from the same firm is already serving in the same period. Increases penalties for no-shows.
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