ASSEMBLY, No. 2199
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED JUNE 24, 1996
By Assemblyman GIBSON, Assemblywoman BARK, Assemblymen LeFevre, Bodine and Bucco
An Act concerning juror fees and mileage and amending P.L.1993, 275.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 19 of P.L.1993, c.275 (C.22A:1-1.1) is amended to read as follows:
19. Every person serving as a juror in New Jersey courts, whether as a grand or petit juror, shall receive, for each day's attendance at such courts, the sum of [$5.00] $50.00. The Assignment Judge of the vicinage shall designate the method of juror payment.
Every person serving as a juror in New Jersey courts, whether as a grand or petit juror, shall receive, in addition to the above per diem allowance, for actual travel, while engaged in attending court, to and from the courthouse and his residence, mileage at the rate per mile of reimbursement established for jurors serving in the federal court system.
The Assignment Judge shall keep an account of all juror fees paid under this section and provide each juror with a statement of the number of days the juror served and the amount of fees to which the juror is entitled.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would increase the rate of juror compensation from $5.00 per day to $50.00 per day. The bill also restores a provision relating to reimbursement for mileage of jurors. The rate shall be the same as the rate of compensation received by jurors serving in the federal court system. At present, that rate is thirty cents per mile. The cost for payment of these juror fees shall be borne by the State.
Increases rate of juror compensation and provides for reimbursement for mileage.