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.
Conference report to the 6th edition makes the following changes.
Modifies proposed GS 9-6.2, regarding reports of excusals from jury duty based on disqualification. Clarifies that the records retained by the State Board of Elections (State Board) regarding disqualification from jury duty based on citizenship are public records, except as prohibited by federal statute.
Makes a similar clarification to GS 163-82.14, concerning registered voter list maintenance, to deem noncitizen records under new subsection (c1) public records, except as prohibited by federal statute. Further amends the proposed new provisions in GS 163-82.14 to no longer require the State Board to quarterly publish on its website the voter registration status of persons disqualified from jury duty based on citizenship.