senate Bill S748

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides an excuse or postponement from jury duty for breastfeeding women

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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
Feb 27, 2019 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 26, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 12, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 11, 2019 1st report cal.136
Feb 06, 2019 committee discharged and committed to women's issues
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Feb 11, 2019 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S748
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Feb 11, 2019

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S748 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §517, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4971, A6793
2017-2018: S4442, A6111

S748 (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.

S748 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S748 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   748

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, 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. 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
JUROR  IS  A  BREASTFEEDING  MOTHER, THE POSTPONEMENT DATE MAY BE A DATE
CERTAIN UP TO TWO YEARS AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH SUCH  SERVICE  OTHERWISE
IS TO COMMENCE.

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