Report Title:

Jury duty; financial hardship

Description:

Allows an exemption from jury duty for financial hardship.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2592

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 612-7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]612-7[]] Excused when, for cause. A juror shall not be excused by a court for slight or trivial cause, but only when it appears that [jury]:

(1) Jury duty would entail a serious personal hardship[, or that for];

(2) Jury duty would entail a financial hardship; or

(3) For other good cause the juror should be excused either temporarily or otherwise."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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