Jury Service Reform: SB 87 (special session) (2005).
Provided the right to one automatic postponement with the requirement
Provided the right to one automatic postponement with the requirement that service be rescheduled within six months of the original summons. Protected small businesses (defined as having five or fewer full time employees) by requiring the court to postpone and reschedule the service of an employee of a small business if another employee of that employer is already serving. Limited the frequency of service to no more than once every two years. Prohibited an employer from taking any adverse employment action against an employee solely because the person serves on a jury. Clarified that employers may not require an employee to use annual, vacation, or sick leave time for the period in which he or she leaves. Set stricter for prospective jurors to be excused from service. Increased the maximum fine for contempt for failure to appear from $100 to $300.
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