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Kentucky State Legislators Endorse

Family Friendly Jury Duty Legislation page 1

Kentucky State Senator David Williams, Senate President

Sen. David Williams

Sen. David Williams (-R Burkesville), Senate President, wholeheartedly endorsed Family Friendly Jury Duty legislation in 2000, 2001, and most recently when it was filed as a Senate Floor amendment in March, 2003, calling the family friendly jury duty language addition, “A wonderful amendment” to House Bill 380.

Kentucky State Representative Jody Richards, Speaker of the House

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Rep. Jody Richards

“Thank you very much for writing to me about

Senate Bill 32… I am sorry this bill did not get a hearing in the Judiciary Committee.  I personally supported the bill”,

Correspondence to Kathye Schattner dated April 25, 2000.

Kentucky Rep. Jody Richards (-D Bowling Green),

 

Kentucky State Senator Tom Buford, Sponsor of Kentucky’s Family Friendly Jury Duty Bill

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Sen. Tom Buford

“This is a real issue.  People can’t just drop their kids off somewhere when the courts call them”

Lexington Herald-Leader, November 16, 1999.

Kentucky State Senator Tom Buford (R-Nicholasville), sponsor of two bills (2000 & 2001 Sessions) and an amendment in 2003 to enact Family Friendly Jury Duty legislation.

 

Kentucky State Senator Alice Forgy Kerr, Co-Sponsor of Kentucky’s Family Friendly Jury Duty Bill

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Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr

“A frantic mother would not make a good juror”

Kentucky State Senator Alice Forgy Kerr (R–Lexington), co-sponsor (of SB 43 Family Friendly Jury Duty, 2001 Session), speaking in support of the bill for the Kentucky Senate,  February 23, 2001.

Kentucky State Senator Robert Stivers, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Sen. Robert Stivers Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee

As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Stivers’ (R-Manchester) leadership and support was instrumental to the nearly unanimous passage of SB 32 (2000 Session) and SB 43 (2001 Session) in the Kentucky Senate.

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Family Friendly Jury Duty Legislation is both compassionate and practical.   It has broad bipartisan appeal, as shown below:

 

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