senate Bill S7566

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the amount of daily allowance that trial and grand jurors are entitled to in each court of the unified court system

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Dec 03, 2021 referred to rules

S7566 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§521 & 519, Judy L

S7566 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the amount of daily allowance that trial and grand jurors are entitled to in each court of the unified court system.

S7566 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7566 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             December 3, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to increasing the  amount
   of allowance that trial and grand jurors are entitled to in each court
   of the unified court system

   Section  1.  Subdivision  (a)  of section 521 of the judiciary law, as
 amended by chapter 302 of the laws  of  2002,  is  amended  to  read  as
   (a)  Except  as provided in subdivision (b) of this section, trial and
 grand jurors in each court of the unified court system shall be entitled
 to an allowance equal to the sum of [forty] ONE HUNDRED  TWENTY  dollars
 per  day for each and every day of physical attendance wherein the court
 convenes, except that no person who is employed  shall  be  entitled  to
 receive  such allowance if, pursuant to section five hundred nineteen of
 this article, his or her employer is  prohibited  from  withholding  the
 first  [forty] ONE HUNDRED TWENTY dollars of wages of such person during
 such period and such person's daily wages equal or  exceed  [forty]  ONE
 HUNDRED  TWENTY  dollars.  If  such  person's  daily wages are less than
 [forty] ONE HUNDRED TWENTY dollars, he  or  she  shall  be  entitled  to
 receive  an  allowance hereunder equal to the difference between [forty]
 ONE HUNDRED TWENTY dollars and the amount of his  or  her  daily  wages.
 Such  fees  and  those  expenses  actually  and  necessarily incurred in
 providing food and lodging for jurors shall be a  state  charge  payable
 out of funds appropriated to the office of court administration for that
   §  2.  Section 519 of the judiciary law, as added by chapter 85 of the
 laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
   § 519. Right of juror to be absent from employment. Any person who  is
 summoned  to  serve  as a juror under the provisions of this article and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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