•  Summary 
  •  Actions 
  •  Committee Votes 
  •  Floor Votes 
  •  Memo 
  •  Text 
  •  LFIN 
  •  Chamber Video/Transcript 

S07566 Summary:

Amd §§521 & 519, Judy L
Increases the amount of daily allowance that trial and grand jurors are entitled to in each court of the unified court system.
Go to top

S07566 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    December 3, 2021
        Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to increasing the  amount
          of allowance that trial and grand jurors are entitled to in each court
          of the unified court system

          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 521 of the judiciary law, as
     2  amended by chapter 302 of the laws  of  2002,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (a)  Except  as provided in subdivision (b) of this section, trial and
     5  grand jurors in each court of the unified court system shall be entitled
     6  to an allowance equal to the sum of [forty] one hundred  twenty  dollars
     7  per  day for each and every day of physical attendance wherein the court
     8  convenes, except that no person who is employed  shall  be  entitled  to
     9  receive  such allowance if, pursuant to section five hundred nineteen of
    10  this article, his or her employer is  prohibited  from  withholding  the
    11  first  [forty] one hundred twenty dollars of wages of such person during
    12  such period and such person's daily wages equal or  exceed  [forty]  one
    13  hundred  twenty  dollars.  If  such  person's  daily wages are less than
    14  [forty] one hundred twenty dollars, he  or  she  shall  be  entitled  to
    15  receive  an  allowance hereunder equal to the difference between [forty]
    16  one hundred twenty dollars and the amount of his  or  her  daily  wages.
    17  Such  fees  and  those  expenses  actually  and  necessarily incurred in
    18  providing food and lodging for jurors shall be a  state  charge  payable
    19  out of funds appropriated to the office of court administration for that
    20  purpose.
    21    §  2.  Section 519 of the judiciary law, as added by chapter 85 of the
    22  laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
    23    § 519. Right of juror to be absent from employment. Any person who  is
    24  summoned  to  serve  as a juror under the provisions of this article and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 7566                             2
     1  who notifies his or her employer to that effect prior to  the  commence-
     2  ment  of a term of service shall not, on account of absence from employ-
     3  ment by reason of such jury service, be subject to discharge or penalty.
     4  An employer may, however, withhold wages of any such employee serving as
     5  a juror during the period of such service; provided that an employer who
     6  employs more than ten employees shall not withhold the first [forty] one
     7  hundred  twenty  dollars  of  such  juror's daily wages during the first
     8  three days of jury service. Withholding of wages in accordance with this
     9  section shall not be deemed a penalty. Violation of this  section  shall
    10  constitute  a  criminal contempt of court punishable pursuant to section
    11  seven hundred fifty of this chapter.
    12    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law.
Go to top