Florida Senate - 2024                              CS for SB 462
       By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senator Grall
       590-01856-24                                           2024462c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to excusal from jury service; amending
    3         s. 40.013, F.S.; requiring that a woman who has
    4         recently given birth be excused from certain jury
    5         service under specified conditions; providing an
    6         effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (12) is added to section 40.013,
   11  Florida Statutes, to read:
   12         40.013 Persons disqualified or excused from jury service.—
   13         (12) A woman who has given birth within the 6 months before
   14  the reporting date on a summons for jury service shall be
   15  excused upon a written request for excusal accompanied by a
   16  photocopy of the newborn’s birth certificate. The excusal
   17  applies only to the specific summons for which the excusal is
   18  requested.
   19         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.