2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 193
Patriot Jury Act; exemptions/postponement;
change provisions of jury duty
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 12 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions for juries, so as to change provisions relating to exemptions and postponement of jury duty; to provide a short title; to provide a statement of policy; to provide for guidelines for exemptions for jury duty; to provide for the implementation of a juror management program in each state and superior court; to provide for the completion of jury duty; to provide for exemptions; to change provisions relating to a juror´s failure to appear for jury service and create a new offense of failure to appear for jury duty; to create a lengthy trial fund for certain types of cases; to amend Code Section 34-1-3 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/15/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/14/2005 - Senate Hopper