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CS/SB 738 — Jury Service

by Rules Committee and Senator Harrell

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

The bill allows students who are 18 to 21 years of age to be excused from a specific jury summons upon request if they are enrolled as a full-time student at a high school, state university, private post-secondary educational institution, Florida College System institution, or career center.

The bill will not affect jury service for students older than 21 years of age.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 37-2; House 113-1