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

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Washington State



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Amended plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors XII.
Excuses on Individual Requests (3)
Submitted July 29, 2002

(3) A person having active care and custody of a child or children under the age of 10 years of age (or over 10 years of age if overnight stay is required) whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons.

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Senate Bill 5591 (1/30/2002)
SB 5064 filed for the 2004 session.
Sponsor: Sen. Joseph Zarelli
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Summary of Bill: The judge or clerk of the court is directed to excuse a person from jury service if the person is the sole caregiver for a child or other dependent and requests to be excused

West Virginia



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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Plan Prescribing Method for the Composition of Jury Wheels and the Qualification and Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors
Section 3.04 (5) Persons who may be excused from Jury Service
Amended April 1, 2003

(5) All persons having primary care and custody of a child or children under the age of ten years; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm persons
 

West
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SB 7 and HB 2244 (Identical bills), filed for the 2007 Session
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia...to amend and reenact 52-1-8 ...providing that breast-feeding mothers may be excused from jury duty.
 

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended... that 52-1-8 of said code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. PETIT JURIES.
52-1-8, Disqualification from jury service.
(c) A prospective juror who is...a mother breast feeding a child, is not disqualified from serving, but shall be excused from service by the court upon the juror's request.

     
   

 

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