PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Senate has voted to give people called in for jury duty their first raise in more than three decades.

The state Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to pass a bill that would raise Superior Court jurors’ pay from $15 a day to $35 a day. It’s been $15 a day since 1983.

Sen. Elizabeth Crowley introduced the bill that calls for two incremental raises: the first to $25 a day in July 2018, then another a year later to $35 a day. She said the increase would cost the state about $500,000.

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