senate Bill S4442B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
amended 4442b
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
amended 4442a
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1127
Feb 15, 2017 referred to judiciary

Votes

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May 23, 2017 - Judiciary committee Vote

S4442
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S4442 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6111
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4971, A6793
2019-2020: S748, A5424

S4442 - 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.

S4442 - Sponsor Memo

S4442 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4442

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  COMRIE,  PERKINS  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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

Co-Sponsors

S4442A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6111
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4971, A6793
2019-2020: S748, A5424

S4442A - 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.

S4442A - Sponsor Memo

S4442A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4442--A
    Cal. No. 1127

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --
  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

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
the date on which such service otherwise is to commence and such date is

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S4442B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6111
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4971, A6793
2019-2020: S748, A5424

S4442B (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.

S4442B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4442B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4442--B
    Cal. No. 1127

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --
  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted,  retaining  its  place  in  the  order  of second report --
  reported favorably from said  committee,  amended  on  second  report,
  ordered  to a third reading, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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