States and U.S. Territories with Family Friendly Jury Duty

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Alabama

Pending legislation!

House Bill 347 - An ACT relating to breastfeeding...to grant jury duty exemption to breastfeeding mothers...
Filed for the Regular Session 2007 By Representatives Hall, Todd, Schmitz, Irons, Letson, White, Holmes, Knight, Kennedy, Buskey, Warren and Moore

§22-1-13 (b) A mother who is breastfeeding a child may request that jury service be deferred for up to one year and may renew that request as long as she is breastfeeding. If the request is made in writing, under penalty of perjury, the appropriate court official shall grant the request without requiring the prospective juror to appear at court.
 

Alabama

 

FEDERAL
United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; 14. Individual Requests for Excuse or Deferment; b. Deferment of Occupational Classes or Groups. (iii)   November 1, 2001 

(iii)”... Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of an aged or infirm person…”

Alabama

FEDERAL
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Plan for Random selection of Grand and Petit Jurors
II. D.(3) Excuse from Jury Service; Adopted November 2, 2000

“On individual request, a person may be excused from jury service indefinitely or for a particular term or terms of court if such person has active care and custody of a child under 10 years of age, or of an aged or infirm person, whose health or safety would be jeopardized by the person’s absence...”

Alabama

FEDERAL
United States District Court,
Southern District of Alabama

Plan for the random selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; Determination of Qualification, excuses, and exemptions; Excuses on individual request; (2) April 17, 1992

“...(2) Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of  aged or infirm persons…”

Alaska

Alaska Statutes
Title 9 Code of Civil Procedure
AS 09.20.030

 

“A person may claim exemption and may be excused from jury service if it is shown that ...the proper care of the person’s family...makes it necessary for the person to be excused”

Alaska

FEDERAL
United States District Court
District of Alaska
Plan for Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors
Section 4.1 (3)
Excuse from Jury Service On Individual Request,  June 2002

(3)  Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under ten years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons.

         

 

   

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