Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1590 By Senator Powell 30-01147-20 20201590__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to juror sanctions; amending s. 40.23, 3 F.S.; restricting a court from imposing a term of 4 imprisonment as a sanction for contempt of court for a 5 juror who fails to attend court in response to a 6 summons; providing an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 40.23, Florida 11 Statutes, is amended to read: 12 40.23 Summoning jurors.— 13 (3) Any person who is duly summoned to attend as a juror in 14 any court and who fails to attend without any sufficient excuse 15 shall pay a fine not to exceed $100, which fine shall be imposed 16 by the court to which the juror was summoned, and, in addition, 17 such failure may be considered a contempt of court. However, the 18 court may not impose any term of imprisonment as a sanction for 19 contempt of court on a person who fails to attend in response to 20 a summons without any sufficient excuse. 21 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.