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CS/HB 461 — Excusal from Jury Service

by Judiciary Committee and Rep. Amesty and others (CS/CS/SB 462 by Health Policy Committee; Judiciary Committee; and Senators Grall, Book, and Davis)

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 creates a new basis for someone to be excused from jury duty. The bill provides that a woman who has given birth within the last 6 months before the reporting date on a jury summons shall be excused upon request. The excusal applies only to the specific summons for which she requests an excusal.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect July 1, 2024.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0