assembly Bill A5424

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women

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Current Bill Status Via S748 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2019 signed chap.380
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 04, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.518
substituted for a5424
Jun 04, 2019 substituted by s748
May 30, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.518
reported
Feb 12, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A5424 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S748
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6793, S4971
2017-2018: A6111, S4442

A5424 (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.

A5424 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5424

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRETT,
  BLAKE,  BRAUNSTEIN,  DAVILA,  HEVESI,  HYNDMAN,  JAFFEE,  JEAN-PIERRE,
  JOYNER, RAIA, SIMON, SIMOTAS, STECK -- 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. 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
selected  by  the  prospective  juror, PROVIDED  THAT IF THE PROSPECTIVE

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

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