HOUSE BILL No. 5783

 

February 4, 2010, Introduced by Reps. Meadows, Smith, Lindberg, Lahti, McDowell, Robert Jones, Young, Byrnes, Angerer, Warren, Hansen, Valentine and Mayes and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled

 

"Revised judicature act of 1961,"

 

by amending section 1335 (MCL 600.1335), as amended by 2004 PA 12.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1335. (1) The chief judge of the court to which a person

 

is returned as a juror may excuse the person from serving when it

 

appears that the interests of the public or of the individual juror

 

will be materially injured by his or her attendance or the health

 

of the juror or that of a member of his or her family requires his

 

or her absence from court.

 

     (2) The chief judge of the court to which a person is returned

 

as a juror shall postpone the person's term of service until the

 

end of the school year if the person is a full-time student

 

enrolled in and attending high school or a full-time student


 

enrolled in and attending a college, community college, or

 

university.