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CS/SB 1590: Juror Sanctions

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Powell

Juror Sanctions; Revising available sanctions for any person who fails to attend court as a juror without any sufficient excuse; restricting a court from imposing a term of imprisonment on any person who fails to attend as a juror without any sufficient excuse and is found in contempt of court unless the person is able to obtain legal representation, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/20/2020 Senate - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/26/20
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/9/2020 Senate • Filed
1/17/2020 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 157
1/22/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 157
1/30/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
2/4/2020 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 240
2/6/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 250
2/10/2020 Senate • Now in Rules
2/14/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/19/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2/19/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2/20/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/26/20