assembly Bill A6111B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
May 25, 2017 print number 6111b
May 25, 2017 amend and recommit to judiciary
May 22, 2017 print number 6111a
May 22, 2017 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 23, 2017 referred to judiciary

Multi-Sponsors

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A6111 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4442
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6793, S4971
2019-2020: A5424, S748

A6111 - Summary

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women; allows that such breastfeeding mother's jury duty shall be postponed up to two years after the date on which such service otherwise is to commence.

A6111 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6111

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRETT,
  BLAKE,   BRAUNSTEIN,   DAVILA,   HEVESI,   HOOPER,   HYNDMAN,  JAFFEE,
  JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER, MURRAY, RAIA, SIMON, SIMOTAS,  STECK,  TITONE  --
  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 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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07994-01-7

Multi-Sponsors

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A6111A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4442
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6793, S4971
2019-2020: A5424, S748

A6111A - Summary

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women; allows that such breastfeeding mother's jury duty shall be postponed up to two years after the date on which such service otherwise is to commence.

A6111A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6111--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRETT,
  BLAKE,   BRAUNSTEIN,   DAVILA,   HEVESI,   HOOPER,   HYNDMAN,  JAFFEE,
  JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER, MURRAY, RAIA, SIMON, SIMOTAS,  STECK,  TITONE  --
  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. Paragraphs 1 and 2 of subdivision (a) of section 517 of the
judiciary  law, paragraph 1 as amended and paragraph 2 as added by chap-
ter 86 of the laws of 1995, are amended to read as follows:
  (1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph two of this subdivision,
the commissioner of jurors may, in his or her discretion, on the  appli-
cation  of  a  prospective juror who has been summoned to attend, excuse
such prospective juror from a part or the whole  of  the  time  of  jury
service  or  may postpone the time of jury service to a later day during
the same or any subsequent term  of  the  court, PROVIDED  THAT  IF  THE
PROSPECTIVE  JUROR IS A BREASTFEEDING MOTHER AND SUBMITS WITH HER APPLI-
CATION A NOTE FROM A PHYSICIAN INDICATING THAT THE PROSPECTIVE JUROR  IS
BREASTFEEDING,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL EXCUSE THE PROSPECTIVE JUROR OR
POSTPONE THE TIME OF JURY SERVICE. The application shall be presented to
the commissioner at such time and in such manner  as  he  or  she  shall
require, except that an application for postponement of the initial date
for jury service may be made by telephone.
  (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

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

Multi-Sponsors

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A6111B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4442
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6793, S4971
2019-2020: A5424, S748

A6111B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women; allows that such breastfeeding mother's jury duty shall be postponed up to two years after the date on which such service otherwise is to commence.

A6111B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6111--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRETT,
  BLAKE,   BRAUNSTEIN,   DAVILA,   HEVESI,   HOOPER,   HYNDMAN,  JAFFEE,
  JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER, MURRAY, RAIA, SIMON, SIMOTAS,  STECK,  TITONE  --
  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments, 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. Paragraphs 1 and 2 of subdivision (a) of section 517 of the
judiciary law, paragraph 1 as amended and paragraph 2 as added by  chap-
ter 86 of the laws of 1995, are amended to read as follows:
  (1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph two of this subdivision,
the  commissioner of jurors may, in his or her discretion, on the appli-
cation of a prospective juror who has been summoned  to  attend,  excuse
such  prospective  juror  from  a  part or the whole of the time of jury
service or may postpone the time of jury service to a later  day  during
the  same  or  any  subsequent  term  of the court, PROVIDED THAT IF THE
PROSPECTIVE JUROR IS A BREASTFEEDING MOTHER AND SUBMITS WITH HER  APPLI-
CATION  A NOTE FROM A PHYSICIAN INDICATING THAT THE PROSPECTIVE JUROR IS
BREASTFEEDING, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL EXCUSE THE  PROSPECTIVE  JUROR  OR
POSTPONE THE TIME OF JURY SERVICE. The application shall be presented to
the  commissioner  at  such  time  and in such manner as he or she shall
require, except that an application for postponement of the initial date
for jury service may be made by telephone.
  (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

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

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