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SB-60 Jury duty: fees.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 12/19/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 60


Introduced by Senator Atkins

December 19, 2018


An act to amend Section 215 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to jury duty.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 60, as introduced, Atkins. Jury duty: fees.
Existing law establishes a fee of $15 a day for each day’s attendance as a juror after the first day. Existing law prohibits payment of that $15 fee to a juror who is employed by a federal, state, or local government entity, as specified, and who continues to receive regular compensation and benefits while performing jury service.
This bill would clarify that the payment prohibition applies to a juror who is employed by the Legislature and who continues to receive regular compensation and benefits while performing jury service.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 215 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

215.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), on and after July 1, 2000, the fee for jurors in the superior court, in civil and criminal cases, is fifteen dollars ($15) a day for each day’s attendance as a juror after the first day.
(b) A juror who is employed by a federal, state, or local government entity, by the Legislature, or by any other public entity as defined in Section 481.200, and who receives regular compensation and benefits while performing jury service, may not be paid the fee described in subdivision (a).
(c) All jurors in the superior court, in civil and criminal cases, shall be reimbursed for mileage at the rate of thirty-four cents ($0.34) per mile for each mile actually traveled in attending court as a juror after the first day, in going only.