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House Bill 1196


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House Bill 1196

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Jury service. Provides that a person who appears for jury duty but is not selected has completed the person's jury duty at the end of the first day. Removes the professional exemption from jury duty for a member of the Indianapolis board of school commissioners. Provides that a person is entitled to one automatic postponement of jury duty. Provides exemptions from jury duty for health reasons and for certain persons with caregiver responsibilities. Excuses a person from jury duty if the person has served within the preceding year. Expands the source of names for jury lists to include a person who obtains a drivers license or identification card from the BMV. Creates the lengthy trial account to be funded by an $8 filing and continuance fee in most civil cases. Provides that the account is administered by the division of state court administration. Provides that a person who serves in a trial lasting between 4 and 10 days is entitled to $100 per day for the fourth through tenth court days, and a person who serves on a jury for more than 10 days is entitled to $300 per day after the tenth court day. Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to use vacation or other leave for jury duty. Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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