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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: July 8, 2019 12:44 PM
From: Representative Frank Dermody
To: All House members
Subject: Making Jury Duty Affordable
 
Recently I received a letter from a hard-working mother who was selected for jury duty. She informed me that each day she served as a juror she had to pay $20 to park and only received a $9 paycheck from the county. To make matters worse, her employer did not provide any compensation for her time away from work.

Pennsylvanians and their families should not have to lose money or pinch their pennies when serving as a juror. In addition, we want jurors to be focused on the case presented to them, not the financial stress caused as a result of serving.

It is our responsibility to correct this problem and to make jury duty as easy as possible. As such, I hope you will support me in my legislative efforts to provide free parking and paid time off to selected jurors.

Document #1

Free parking for jurors. This legislation will require counties to provide a person summoned to serve as a juror parking free of charge for the period of the summons.

Document #2

Paid time off for jury duty. This legislation will require employers to compensate an employee summoned to serve as a juror such wages, minus compensation received from the county, that equal the average daily rate of the employee during the previous 30-day period



Document #1

Introduced as HB1917

Description: Free parking for jurors.  This legislation will require counties to provide a person summoned to serve as a juror parking free of charge for the period of the summons.
 

 
 

Document #2

Introduced as HB1916

Description: Paid time off for jury duty.  This legislation will require employers to compensate an employee summoned to serve as a juror such wages, minus compensation received from the county, that equal the average daily rate of the employee during the previous 30-day period.