Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1590
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Powell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 40.23, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         40.23 Summoning jurors.—
    8         (3)(a) Any person who is duly summoned to attend as a juror
    9  in any court and who fails to attend without any sufficient
   10  excuse is subject to the following sanctions, or any combination
   11  thereof:
   12         1.shall pay A fine not to exceed $1,000 $100, which fine
   13  shall be imposed by the court to which the juror was summoned.
   14         2. A term of imprisonment not to exceed 3 days.
   15         3. An order to perform community service., and,
   16         (b) In addition to the sanctions specified in paragraph
   17  (a), the such failure to attend as a juror without any
   18  sufficient excuse may be considered a contempt of court.
   19  However, the court may not order any term of imprisonment for a
   20  person who is found in contempt of court under this paragraph
   21  unless the person is able to obtain legal representation.
   22         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
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   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   27  and insert:
   28                        A bill to be entitled                      
   29         An act relating to juror sanctions; amending s. 40.23,
   30         F.S.; revising available sanctions for any person who
   31         fails to attend court as a juror without any
   32         sufficient excuse; restricting a court from imposing a
   33         term of imprisonment on any person who fails to attend
   34         as a juror without any sufficient excuse and is found
   35         in contempt of court unless the person is able to
   36         obtain legal representation; providing an effective
   37         date.