A.R.S. § 21-222
Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 21. Juries
Chapter 2. Jurors
Article 3. Fees and Mileage
§ 21-222. Arizona lengthy trial fund
A. The Arizona lengthy trial fund is established consisting of monies received from the additional fees paid on all filings, appearances, responses and answers pursuant to § 12-115. The monies in the fund shall not be used for any purpose other than as prescribed in this section.
B. The supreme court shall administer the fund and shall adopt rules for the administration of the fund. Not more than three per cent of the monies in the fund shall be used for the reasonable and necessary costs of administering the fund. On or before the fifteenth day of each month, on receipt of a request for reimbursement the supreme court shall transmit monies from the fund to a jury commissioner for monies paid to a juror under this section, together with a fee of not less than the amount prescribed in § 12-284, subsection A, class E for each application for payment of replacement or supplemental earnings by a juror.
C. Subject to the availability of monies, monies in the fund shall be used to pay full or partial earnings replacement or supplementation to jurors who serve as petit jurors for more than five days and who receive less than full compensation. The amount of replacement or supplemental earnings shall be at least forty dollars but not more than three hundred dollars per day per juror beginning on the fourth day of jury service.
D. A juror whose jury service lasts more than five days may submit a request for payment from the fund. The amount a juror receives from the fund is limited to the difference between the jury fee prescribed in § 21-221 and the actual amount of earnings a juror earns, not less than forty dollars, up to the maximum level payable under subsection C of this section, minus any amount the juror actually received from the juror's employer during the same time period. A juror who requests payment from the fund:
1. Shall disclose on the form the juror's regular earnings, the amount the juror's employer will pay during the term of jury service starting on the fourth day and thereafter, the amount of replacement or supplemental earnings being requested and any other information that the jury commissioner deems necessary.
2. Before receiving payment from the fund, shall submit verification from the juror's employer, if any, regarding the earnings information that is provided under paragraph 1. This verification may include the employee's most recent earnings statement or a similar document.
3. In order to verify the weekly income if the juror is self-employed or receives compensation other than wages, shall provide a sworn affidavit attesting to the juror's approximate gross weekly income, together with any other information that the supreme court requires.
E. Jurors who are unemployed and are not eligible for payment pursuant to subsections C and D of this section are eligible to be paid forty dollars per day, even if they receive income in the form of spousal maintenance, pensions, retirement, unemployment compensation, disability benefits or other similar income. Commissioners shall not deduct these other forms of income in calculating the amount these jurors are to be paid from the fund.
F. The supreme court shall annually report to the joint legislative budget committee on the amount of monies collected and disbursed from the fund and the number of jurors who received monies from the fund. Beginning July 1, 2011, the report shall be submitted electronically.