2313.21 Discharge for past service.

(A) A person who is summoned as a juror and who has actually served as a juror in any county of the state under Chapter 2313. of the Revised Code for two consecutive calendar weeks shall be discharged by the court, except that the person shall not be so discharged until the close of a trial in which the person may be serving when the person's jury term expires.

(B) A person who is discharged as prescribed in this section is thereafter prohibited from jury service in any court of the state until the second jury year after the day of the person's last service, except that in counties of less than one hundred thousand population the court shall make rules in the county applicable to subsequent jury service by persons of that nature.

(C) Whenever the certificates of the clerk of the court of common pleas show that a person is entitled to a discharge as prescribed in this section, the commissioners of jurors upon request shall certify to that fact. No person shall be exempted from jury service for any reason, but a person may be excused from jury service or have the person's jury service postponed in accordance with Chapter 2313. of the Revised Code and the general statutes of the state.

Cite as R.C. § 2313.21

History. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81, HB 268, §1, eff. 5/22/2012.