REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.1344 Jurors; mileage and compensation; payment of jury fee where action removed from circuit court to lower court; fraudulent issuance of certificate of attendance as misdemeanor; penalty.
(1) A juror shall be reimbursed for his or her traveling expenses at a rate, determined by the county board of commissioners, that is not less than 10 cents per mile for traveling from the juror's residence to the place of holding court and returning for each day or 1/2 day of actual attendance at sessions of the court.
(2) A juror also shall be compensated at a rate, determined by the county board of commissioners, as follows:
(a) Until October 1, 2003, not less than $15.00 per day and $7.50 per 1/2 day of actual attendance at the court.
(b) Beginning October 1, 2003, a rate determined as follows:
(i) For the first day or 1/2 day of actual attendance at the court, not less than $25.00 per day and $12.50 per 1/2 day.
(ii) For each subsequent day or 1/2 day of actual attendance at the court, not less than $40.00 per day and $20.00 per 1/2 day.
(3) If an action is removed from the circuit court to a lower court, the jury fee shall be paid to the circuit court whether paid before or after removal of the action to the lower court, and the circuit court shall be responsible for payment of the compensation to the juror involved.
(4) A clerk or deputy clerk of the court who fraudulently issues a certificate of attendance of a juror on which the juror receives pay, except as allowed by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.
History: Add. 1968, Act 326, Eff. Nov. 15, 1968
Am. 1969, Act 326, Eff. Sept. 1, 1969
Am. 1980, Act 190, Imd. Eff. July 8, 1980
Am. 1982, Act 226, Imd. Eff. Sept. 16, 1982
Am. 2002, Act 739, Eff. Oct. 1, 2003
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