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S07331 Summary:

BILL NOS07331
 
SAME ASSAME AS A09292
 
SPONSORLAVALLE
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 517, Judy L
 
Provides for an optional excuse from jury service for persons age 70 and over.
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S07331 Memo:

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S07331 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7331
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     April 15, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
        AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to optional excusal  from
          jury service for persons age 70 and over
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 517  of  the  judiciary  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph 3 to read as follows:
     3    (3)  An  application  for  excusal  from the whole of the time of jury
     4  service shall be granted hereunder upon the request of any person who is
     5  seventy years of age or over made to the commissioner of jurors, without
     6  any need to show  mental  or  physical  incapacity,  undue  hardship  or
     7  extreme  inconvenience  to  the applicant. The application with proof of
     8  age shall be presented to the commissioner by mail,  fax,  email  or  in
     9  person at such time as he or she shall require.
    10    §  2.  Subdivision (c) of section 517 of the judiciary law, as amended
    11  by chapter 86 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
    12    (c) [In] Except as provided in paragraph three of subdivision  (a)  of
    13  this  section,  in determining whether an application for excusal should
    14  be granted, the commissioner or the court  shall  consider  whether  the
    15  applicant  has  a mental or physical condition that causes him or her to
    16  be incapable of performing jury service or there is any other fact which
    17  indicates that attendance  for  jury  service  in  accordance  with  the
    18  summons  would  cause  undue  hardship  or  extreme inconvenience to the
    19  applicant, a person under his or her care or supervision, or the public.
    20  Except as provided in paragraph two of subdivision (a) of this  section,
    21  in  determining whether an application for postponement should be grant-
    22  ed, the commissioner or the court shall be guided by  standards  promul-
    23  gated by the chief administrator of the courts.
    24    §  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
    25  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13873-01-6
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