A New York state bill would allow people to opt out of jury duty if they are over 75 years old or have an underlying health condition that puts them in danger of severe illness from the coronavirus. 

The proposal is sponsored by state Sen. James Gaughran, D-Suffolk, who said the issue was raised to him through a constituent. The person had been served with a jury notice, but was concerned about being around people due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the Long Island Democrat.

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