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A03597 Summary:

BILL NOA03597
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSchimminger
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 517, Judy L
 
Provides for an optional excuse from jury service for persons age 70 and over.
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A03597 Actions:

BILL NOA03597
 
01/29/2019referred to judiciary
01/08/2020referred to judiciary
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A03597 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3597
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred 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.
     8    §  2.  Subdivision (c) of section 517 of the judiciary law, as amended
     9  by chapter 86 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
    10    (c) [In] Except as provided in paragraph three of subdivision  (a)  of
    11  this  section,  in determining whether an application for excusal should
    12  be granted, the commissioner or the court  shall  consider  whether  the
    13  applicant  has  a mental or physical condition that causes him or her to
    14  be incapable of performing jury service or there is any other fact which
    15  indicates that attendance  for  jury  service  in  accordance  with  the
    16  summons  would  cause  undue  hardship  or  extreme inconvenience to the
    17  applicant, a person under his or her care or supervision, or the public.
    18  Except as provided in paragraph two of subdivision (a) of this  section,
    19  in  determining whether an application for postponement should be grant-
    20  ed, the commissioner or the court shall be guided by  standards  promul-
    21  gated by the chief administrator of the courts.
    22    §  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
    23  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.
                                                                   LBD03840-01-9
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