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Michigan



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Senate Bill 519 - Provides exemption for nursing mothers from jury duty, Amends sections 1313 and 1314 (MCL 600.1313 and 600.1314)           
Introduced by Sen. Wayne Kuipers May 2005

(3) A nursing mother may claim exemption from jury service for the period during which she is nursing her child and shall be exempt upon making the request if she provides a letter from a physician or a certified nurse midwife verifying that she is a nursing mother.

Michigan

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House Bill 4455 (2003-2004 Session).
Sponsor: Rep. Gene DeRossett
(Failed to pass)

Summary: Would permit parents or guardians caring for a child under the age of 4 during courts’ normal hours of operation, to defer jury service, upon request.

Michigan

(Berrien County)

Berrien County Courts
Nursing mothers may be excused if the child is not taking any supplemental feedings.
 

Nursing mothers in Berrien County may be excused if the child is not taking any supplemental feedings. A letter must be submitted by the pediatrician for excusal.

Michigan

(Muskegon County)

Muskegon County Courts
Guide to Jury Service: FAQs

"If you have a dependent child or adult under your care, you may ask for a postponement or excuse from jury service."
 

Michigan

(Washtenaw County)

Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Defers nursing mothers from jury duty for up to 2 years, according to Karen Edman, chief deputy clerk.
 

Nursing mothers in Washtenaw County can currently request deferment (from Circuit Court jury duty) for up to 2 years, according to Karen Edman, chief deputy clerk, in the article, "Jury duty bill would excuse caregivers of young children", Ann Arbor News, October 23, 2003.

 

Michigan

(Kalamazoo Circuit Court)

Kalamazoo Circuit Court
policies now allow breastfeeding women to be excused from jury duty for as long as needed. A doctor’s note is required for excusal.
 

Ms. Devona Lange, Kalamazoo Circuit Court Services Administrator, has stated in a letter to Dr. Jonathon Rubin that breastfeeding women will be excused from jury duty for as long as needed, provided they have a doctor's note. For more info, contact Dr. Rubin at:
Drjonathan@chartermi.net

 

 

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