PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING FOR JURORS.

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 356 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 15, 2011
TO PROVIDE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING FOR JURORS WHO ARE EXPOSED TO GRAPHIC EVIDENCE OR TESTIMONY.
Intro. by M. Alexander.

Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary (House Action) (Mar 16 2011)

Bill History:

H 356

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 15 2011 - More information

    Enacts GS 9-33 authorizing judges to offer up to 10 hours of counseling, without charge, to any person who served as a juror or alternate juror during a trial involving graphic evidence or testimony. The counseling may be coordinated by the Administrative Office of the Courts through the Employee Assistance Program or through other arrangements made with county-operated area mental health providers. Amends GS 7A-312(b) to allow jurors who waive their juror fees to designate the use of their fees for such counseling services. Authorizes the Judicial Department to use up to $10,000 for such counseling during each year of the 2011-13 biennium. Effective for persons serving as jurors on or after July 1, 2011.


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