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

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Minnesota



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors; 7. Groups and classes Excusable Upon Request; (3); Filed March 10, 2003

(3)...A person having primary care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by the absence of the prospective juror; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons

Minnesota

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 H.F. 1865 - A bill for an act relating to courts; jury service; excusing from service certain nursing mothers; March 2000; [Section 1. 593.485 EXCUSE FROM SERVICE].
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Unfortunately, The ORIGINAL TEXT (below) was GUTTED from H.F. 1865 prior to its passage.  Original Text of H.F. 1865:
A nursing mother shall, upon request, be excused from jury service if she is responsible for the daily care of the child and is not regularly employed at a location other than her household.

Mississippi

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Jury Plan 10. (8) Excuse from Jury Service on Individual Request
Amended 1997

(8) "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 infirmed persons."

Mississippi

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FEDERAL
United States District Court,
Southern District of Mississippi

Amended Jury Plan; IX. Excuses on Individual Request (B)
Filed August 7, 2001

(B) Persons having the 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 (C) Person essential to the care of the aged or infirm persons
 

Mississippi

New Legislation!

Senate Bill 2419  (2006 Regular Session) Amends section 13-5-23, Mississippi Code of 1972 to provide that a mother with a child 12 months of age or younger may be excused from jury service.

Approved by Governor 4/3/06

Section 13-5-23, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
All qualified persons shall be liable to serve as jurors, unless excused by the court for one (1) of the following causes:
...(d) When the potential juror is a breast-feeding mother.

         

 

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