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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5123

   
 

*SB0034805123SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

SEN. DOYLE, 9th Dist.

SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

To: Senate Bill No. 348

File No. 439

Cal. No. 291

"AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR AN EMPLOYEE WHO SERVES AS A STATE OR FEDERAL JUROR. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 51-217a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) A person shall be excused from jury service during the jury year commencing September 1, 1999, and each jury year thereafter, if during the next three preceding jury years such person appeared in a state court for jury service or a federal court for jury service or grand jury service and was not excused from such jury service or grand jury service, except that such person may request to be summoned for jury service during such three-jury-year period in the same manner as persons are summoned who are not excused from jury service. Such request may be made at any time with written notice to the Jury Administrator.

(b) The court shall have authority to excuse a juror from juror service, upon a finding of extreme hardship. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2016

51-217a