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Georgia

New Legislation!

House Bill 276: An Act Regarding Jury Duty Excusal for Homeschool parents was signed into law on April 18, 2006.  This law amends the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Code Sec. 15-12-1.   HB 276, now enacted:

  • Allows primary caregivers of children six years of age and under to be excused from jury duty. (3)

  • Allows homeschooling parents to be excused from jury duty in certain circumstances. (4)

Effective date of the new law is July 1, 2006.

Code Section 15-12-1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to exemptions from jury duty, is amended...

(3) "...any person who is the primary caregiver having active care and custody of a child under six years of age or younger, who executes an affidavit on a form provided by the court...stating that such a person has no reasonably available alternative child care, and who requests to be excused or deferred shall be excused or deferred from jury duty..."
(4) "...any person who is a primary teacher in a home study program...who, during the period of time the person is teaching, requests to be excused or deferred from jury duty and executes an affidavit on a form provided by the court...stating that such person has no reasonably available alternative for the child or children in the home study program shall be excused or deferred from jury duty."
(Please click here for entire text of bill)

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FEDERAL
Effective date of the new law is July 1, 2006. United States District Court, North District of Georgia
Amended Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors VII. Excuses on Individual Request (2) (3) amended 6/1/2002

(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;
(3) a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons.

Georgia

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Jury Plan; (2) Excuses on Individual Request, (b) (c)
Revised October 2001

(b) Persons having active care and custody of a minor whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service;
(c) A person who is essential to the care of aged or infirmed persons

Georgia

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FEDERAL
United States District Court,
Southern District of Georgia

Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; Excuses on Individual Request (4)
Certified July 7, 1988

(4) 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 infirmed persons:

         

 

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