Sen. Crowley’s bill that raises jurors’ pay passes Senate
STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Senate has passed Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley’s legislation (2018-S 2153) that raises the pay jurors receive for serving in the Rhode Island Superior Court.
“Although it’s our civic duty and responsibility to serve on a jury when called, the truth is that jury duty can be a cumbersome burden for many, especially those who are losing out on wages while they take time off from work to serve,” said Senator Crowley (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket). “My hope is that this legislation will help ease that burden for those that want to serve their community but are also experiencing hard financial times when every single paycheck counts.”
The legislation raises the jurors’ daily pay while serving in the Superior Court from $15 per day to $25 per day starting on July 1, 2019. The pay would then increase to $35 per day commencing on July 1, 2020.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903