A pilot program that would increase juror pay in four undetermined counties was sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk Sept. 7.
Assembly Bill 881 would increase juror pay to $100 per day, an increase of over 600% from the state base rate of $15 per day. The pay raise would only apply to jurors whose household income has been less than 80% of the median income of the county. The juror also must either be unemployed, self-employed or work for an employer who does not compensate for jury service.
The bill previously named Alameda, Kern, Los Angeles and Monterey counties as the courts benefitting from the program. A