91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0178
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Short description: 
JURY-PARENT EXEMPTION                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Jury Act.  Provides that a parent  or  guardian  of  a      
   child  under  12  years of age or of a child with a physical or mental      
   handicap or with a behavior problem shall be excused from jury service      
   unless reimbursement for day care and other costs is provided  by  the      
   county.   Provides  that  a  public  official or employee who violates      
   these provisions is guilty of a Class  3  felony.  Effective  July  1,      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes  the  substance  of  the  bill.   Deletes  the   criminal      
   penalties  for officials who fail to comply with the provisions of the      
   bill.  Provides that the hardship may relate to the prospective  juror      
   being  the  caregiver of a person with a mental or physical disability      
   or a medically diagnosed behavior problem.                                  
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0264

   Last action date: 99-07-23

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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