Civil Contempt/Jury Duty

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 284 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 18, 2015
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT IMPOSITION OF A FINE IS NOT AN ALLOWABLE SANCTION FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT AND TO PERMIT EXCUSED JURY DUTY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS OUT OF STATE.
Intro. by Glazier, Stam.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-210 (House Action) (Aug 11 2015)

SOG comments (2):

Change Short and Long Titles

Senate committee substitute to 1st edition changed short and long titles.  Short title was CIVPRO/CIVIL CONTEMPT/NO FINES. Long title was AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT IMPOSITION OF A FINE IS NOT AN ALLOWABLE SANCTION FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT. 

Change Long Title

Senate amendment #2 to 2nd edition changed long title.  Long title was AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT IMPOSITION OF A FINE IS NOT AN ALLOWABLE SANCTION FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT AND TO PERMIT EXCUSED OR DEFERRED JURY DUTY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS OUT OF STATE.

Bill History:

H 284/S.L. 2015-210

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Aug 12 2015 - More information

    AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT IMPOSITION OF A FINE IS NOT AN ALLOWABLE SANCTION FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT AND TO PERMIT EXCUSED JURY DUTY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS OUT OF STATE. Enacted August 11, 2015. Section 1 is effective October 1, 2015. The remainder is effective August 11, 2015.


  • Summary date: Jul 29 2015 - More information

    Senate amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition, as amended.

    Changes the effective date of sections 2 and 3, pertaining to requests for excuse from jury service, to the date the bill becomes law (was, October 1, 2015). 

    Changes the long title. 


  • Summary date: Jul 28 2015 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Adds a section requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to study, in consultation with the North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court, excusals from jury service, including whether or not excusals should be granted for prospective jurors on work assignment outside of the state. Requires a report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety and the General Assembly upon the convening of the 2016 Regular Session of the 2015 General Assembly. Effective when the act becomes law.

    Makes additional organizational and conforming changes.


  • Summary date: Jul 21 2015 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 9-6 concerning excusal from jury service, providing that prospective jurors that are taking classes or completing exams as full-time students enrolled at an out-of-state postsecondary institution must be excused from jury service upon request, which is to be supported by documentation of such enrollment status. Makes conforming changes.

    Amends GS 9-6.1 concerning requests to be excused from jury duty, making conforming changes reflecting the ability of a full-time, out-of-state student to receive an excusal from jury duty and the procedure for making such a request. 

    These changes are effective October 1, 2015, and apply to requests for excusal from jury duty service made on or after that date.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Mar 18 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 5A-21 as the title indicates. Applies to civil contempt orders entered on or after October 1, 2015. 


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