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H.R. 5436 - District of Columbia Juror Pay Parity Act

Introduced: 2018-04-05
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5436


    To amend title 11, District of Columbia Official Code, to provide that grand and petit jurors serving in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia shall receive fees and expenses at the same rates paid to grand and petit jurors appearing in the district courts of the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 5, 2018

    Ms. Norton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

    To amend title 11, District of Columbia Official Code, to provide that grand and petit jurors serving in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia shall receive fees and expenses at the same rates paid to grand and petit jurors appearing in the district courts of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “District of Columbia Juror Pay Parity Act”.

SEC. 2. Establishing fees for jurors serving in Superior Court of the District of Columbia at same rates paid for jurors serving in United States district courts.

(a) Establishment of fees.—Section 11–1912(a), District of Columbia Official Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(a) Grand and petit jurors serving in the Superior Court shall receive fees and expenses at rates equivalent to the rates provided under section 1871 of title 28, United States Code, for fees and allowances paid to grand and petit jurors appearing in the district courts of the United States.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 15–718, District of Columbia Official Code, is repealed.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to fees and expenses paid on or after the first day of the first fiscal year which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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