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On January 27, 2011, Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Boulder, and Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, introduced HB 11-1153 - Concerning Juror Service. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill defines “juror service” as the period of time during which a person is committed to serving upon a jury, from the time the person reports and checks in on his or her designated reporting date through and until he or she is released by the court or by the jury commissioner. Each summons to juror service shall include instructions to the juror for retrieving jury service acknowledgment information. In setting the date to which a trial juror’s service is postponed, the jury commissioner shall notify the juror by telephone or in writing of the new date.
The bill eliminates statutory language concerning juror service certificates and replaces it with language concerning juror service acknowledgment information. A jury commissioner shall retain juror service acknowledgment information and make it available electronically via the internet for 12 months after jurors have completed juror service. If a juror requests juror service acknowledgment information relating to his or her juror service at any time during the 12-month period, the jury commissioner shall provide the information within 60 days after the request.
Trial juror payments for each juror’s service shall be processed by the state by check or electronic funds transfer within 10 days after the conclusion of the juror’s service. The state shall process grand juror payments at least on a monthly basis. The amended bill passed the House on 3rd Reading on February 22.
Since this summary, the bill was introduced in the Senate on March 2 and assigned to the Judiciary Committee.
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