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House Bill 1844

House Bill 1844

ARCHIVE (2005)

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Jury duty. Provides that a person who appears for jury duty but is not selected has completed the person's jury duty at the end of the first day. Provides that a person is entitled to one automatic postponement of jury duty. Provides exemptions from jury duty for health reasons and for certain persons with caregiver responsibilities. Eliminates certain exemptions from jury duty. Creates the lengthy trial account to be funded by an $8 filing and continuance fee in most civil cases. Provides that the account is administered by the division of state court administration. Provides that a person who serves in a trial lasting between four and ten days is entitled to $100 per day for the fourth through tenth days and a person who serves on a jury for more than ten days is entitled to $200 per day after the tenth day. Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to use vacation or other leave for jury duty.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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