POSTPONEMENT OF JURY DUTY:†

FULL-TIME POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS

House Bill 5783

Sponsor:† Rep. Mark Meadows

Committee:† Judiciary

Complete to 3-9-10

A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILL 5783 AS INTRODUCED 2-4-10

The bill would allow full-time college students to postpone jury duty until the end of the school year.

Currently, a personís term of jury service may be postponed by the chief judge of the court until the end of the school year if the person is enrolled in and attending high school full time.† House Bill 5783 would amend the Revised Judicature Act to also permit a chief judge to postpone a term of jury service until the end of the school year for a full-time student enrolled in and attending a college, community college, or university.

MCL 600.1335

FISCAL IMPACT:

A fiscal analysis is in process.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Legislative Analyst:†† Susan Stutzky

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fiscal Analyst:†† Ben Gielczyk

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.