assembly Bill A6793A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
May 04, 2015 print number 6793a
May 04, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Apr 02, 2015 referred to judiciary

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A6793 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4971
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6111, S4442
2019-2020: A5424, S748

A6793 - Summary

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women.

A6793 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6793

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to providing an exemption
  from jury duty for pregnant and breastfeeding women

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (a) of section 517 of the  judi-
ciary  law,  as  added  by chapter 86 of the laws of 1995, is amended to
read as follows:
  (2) An application for postponement of jury service shall  be  granted
hereunder  provided:  (i) such service has not already been postponed or
excused, (ii) the application is made at such time and in such manner as
the commissioner of jurors requires, [and] (iii) the postponement is  to
a  date  certain  when  the court is in session not more than six months
after the date on which such service otherwise is to commence  and  such
date  is  selected  by  the  prospective juror, AND (IV) THE PROSPECTIVE
JUROR IS AN EXPECTING MOTHER AND SIX MONTHS  OR  MORE  PREGNANT,  HAVING
HEALTH COMPLICATIONS AS A RESULT OF HER PREGNANCY, OR IS A BREASTFEEDING
MOTHER.  TO  GRANT  AN  APPLICATION FOR POSTPONEMENT OF JURY SERVICE FOR
SUBPARAGRAPH (IV) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE PROSPECTIVE JUROR MUST SUBMIT A
NOTE FROM A PHYSICIAN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10300-01-5

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Multi-Sponsors

A6793A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4971
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6111, S4442
2019-2020: A5424, S748

A6793A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women.

A6793A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6793--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MURRAY
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to providing an exemption
  from jury duty for breastfeeding women

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (a) of section 517 of the  judi-
ciary  law,  as  added  by chapter 86 of the laws of 1995, is amended to
read as follows:
  (2) An application for postponement of jury service shall  be  granted
hereunder  provided:  (i) such service has not already been postponed or
excused, (ii) the application is made at such time and in such manner as
the commissioner of jurors requires, [and] (iii) the postponement is  to
a  date  certain  when  the court is in session not more than six months
after the date on which such service otherwise is to commence  and  such
date  is  selected  by  the  prospective juror, AND (IV) THE PROSPECTIVE
JUROR IS A BREASTFEEDING MOTHER. TO GRANT AN APPLICATION  FOR  POSTPONE-
MENT  OF  JURY  SERVICE  FOR  SUBPARAGRAPH  (IV)  OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE
PROSPECTIVE JUROR MUST SUBMIT A NOTE FROM A PHYSICIAN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10300-02-5

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