Maine LD 259: An Act To Increase Compensation for Jurors

LD 259 (subjects: COURTS , JURORS )

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Principal Sponsor: Sen. Paul Davis of Piscataquis: (R – District 4) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

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2/3/2015 Senate Committee on JUDICIARY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
3/12/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text


An Act To Increase Compensation for Jurors

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 14 MRSA 1215, as amended by PL 1991, c. 528, Pt. E, 13 and affected by Pt. RRR and amended by c. 591, Pt. E, 13, is further amended to read:

1215. Mileage and compensation of jurors

A juror is entitled to paid mileage at the rate of 15 per mile for travel expenses from the juror’s residence to the place of holding court and return , to parking fees related to attendance at sessions of the court and to compensation at the rate of $10 $25 for each day of required attendance at sessions of the court.


This bill adds parking fees to the compensation paid to citizens who serve as jurors and increases their daily compensation rate from $10 per day to $25 per day.

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This information about LD 259 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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