THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

105

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

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 612-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending its title and subsections (a) and (b) to read as follows:

"612-8 Pay of jurors; [mileage fee; bus fare;] transportation costs; parking violations exemption. (a) Each juror or prospective juror shall be paid $30 for each day of actual attendance at court. In addition, each juror or prospective juror shall be [paid the higher of either:] reimbursed for reasonable transportation costs in going to and from court at the following rates:

(1) 33 cents for each mile actually and necessarily traveled [in going to and from court; or];

(2) The cost of [an] adult bus fare [to and from the court.], rail fare, or bicycle rental; or

(3) The cost of taxi or other hired car service fare, up to a maximum of twenty dollars.

A person who appears at the time for which that person is summoned to court for jury duty may be allowed the [mileage fee or bus fare] transportation reimbursement although the person, upon that person's request, is subsequently excused or exempted from jury service.

(b) In the discretion of the court, any juror who incurs additional expenses for transportation, board, and lodging as a result of the distance the juror resides from the location of the court, may be reimbursed for actual expenses."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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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Report Title:

Courts; Pay of Jurors; Transportation Costs

 

Description:

Clarifies that jurors are entitled to reimbursement for reasonable transportation costs to and from the court. Includes rail fare, bicycle rental, or taxi costs or other hired car service up to a specified maximum amount.

 

 

 

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