Bill Summary for S 250 (2019-2020)

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Jun 27 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 250 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2019
AN ACT TO CODIFY THE COMMON LAW REQUIREMENT FOR UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP TO QUALIFY AS A JUROR, TO ALLOW A CLERK OF COURT TO HEAR JURY EXCUSES IF SO DESIGNATED BY THE CHIEF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS REQUESTING TO BE EXCUSED FROM JURY DUTY BASED ON DISQUALIFICATION SHALL BE SHARED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IF THE DISQUALIFICATION IS DUE TO UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP.
Intro. by Krawiec, Sanderson, Burgin.

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House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Maintains existing law in GS 9-6(b), which requires chief district court judges to promulgate rules for the chief, or any district court judge designated by the chief (previously, any district court judge), to receive, hear, and pass on applications for excuses from jury duty.

Further amends GS 9-6.1 to make a technical change.

Makes clarifying changes to proposed GS 9-6.2 and the proposed changes to GS 163A-877, to specify that the referenced disqualification due to citizenship, residency, or criminal history are as described in existing law, GS 9-3.

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