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Jury duty, trampoline court guidelines signed into law by Governor
Jury duty, trampoline court guidelines signed into law by Governor

LANSING, Mich.—Full-time college students called to jury duty can now postpone their service until the end of the school year.

Governor Snyder signed that bill into law Tuesday.  It allows students attending higher education in Michigan to delay jury duty if they can prove it will interfere with their class schedule. A similar exemption already exists for eligible high school students.

“Serving on a jury is an important part of our civic responsibility,” Snyder said. “However, for college students, jury duty can be disruptive to their studies. This law gives them the opportunity to focus on their education while still giving them the opportunity to serve after the school year.”  

Snyder also signed Senate Bill 475 into law Tuesday.  The bill was sponsored Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, who represents Lowell, Cascade Township, Grand Rapids and Kentwood.  Senate Bill 475 creates the Trampoline Court Safety Act, which requires trampoline court establishments to publicly display instructions and court rules, inform customers of the activity’s inherent dangers, and comply with trampoline court safety standards.