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Fees and travel expenses of jurors
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 16
§ 521. Fees and travel expenses of jurors. (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 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 dollars of wages of such
person during such period and such person's daily wages equal or exceed
forty dollars. If such person's daily wages are less than forty dollars,
he or she shall be entitled to receive an allowance hereunder equal to
the difference between forty 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

(b) No employee shall be entitled to receive the per diem allowance
authorized by subdivision (a) of this section for any regularly
scheduled workday on which jury service is rendered if, on such day, his
or her wages are not withheld on account of such service.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a trial or
grand juror may waive entitlement to the allowance authorized by
subdivision (a) of this section. In such event the amount of such
allowance shall be available to the chief administrator of the courts
solely for the purposes specified in paragraph (m) of subdivision two of
section two hundred twelve of this chapter, except that any such amounts
not expended in such fashion as of the close of the fiscal year in which
they became available shall be transferred by the comptroller to the
supplemental jury facilities fund established pursuant to section
ninety-four-c of the state finance law.