By Jones of Dallas H.B. No. 731
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to reimbursement for expenses incurred by jurors.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Sections 61.001(a) and (b), Government Code, are
1-5 amended to read as follows:
1-6 (a) Each grand juror or petit juror in a civil or criminal
1-7 case in a district court, criminal district court, county court,
1-8 county court at law, or justice court is entitled to receive as
1-9 reimbursement for travel and other expenses an amount not less than
1-10 $12 [
$6] nor more than $50 for each day or fraction of each day
1-11 served as a juror.
1-12 (b) Except as provided by Subsection (d), a person who
1-13 responds to the process of a court but is excused from petit jury
1-14 service by the court for any cause after the person's voir dire
1-15 examination is entitled to receive as reimbursement for travel and
1-16 other expenses an amount not less than $12 [ $6] nor more than $50
1-17 for each day or fraction of each day in attendance in court in
1-18 response to the process.
1-19 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001, and
1-20 applies only to a person serving on a jury under a summons issued
1-21 on or after that date or responding to a jury summons issued on or
1-22 after that date.