A selective juror pay increase was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Oct. 8, who cited a lack of budgetary discussions in his veto message.
Assembly Bill 881 would have given low-income jurors in criminal trials in San Francisco and four other California counties a daily fee of $100. The existing daily stipend is $15.
Some San Francisco jurors have been qualified to receive a $100 stipend since the beginning of 2022, but without AB 881, the program is set to expire on Dec. 31. The four other participating counties would have been decided by the Judicial Council.
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