Enacts GS 9-6.2 to require the clerk of superior court to keep a record of the name, address, and reason for the excusal request of every person excused from jury duty based on disqualification(s) under GS 9-3 (qualifications of prospective jurors). Records must be maintained for the remainder of the biennium. Provides that these records are not public records under GS 132-1.
Additionally, if a person is disqualified or excused from jury duty for a reason related to qualifications under GS 160A-841 (Qualifications to vote; exclusion from electoral franchise), the clerk must provide a record of the person's name, address, reason for excusal, and the date of excusal to the local board of elections and the State Board of Elections on a quarterly basis. Provides that these records are public records under GS 132-1. Requires the State Board of Elections to retain the record for two years and allows the clerk of superior court to destroy the records at the end of each biennium.
Makes a conforming change to GS 9-6(e) to require the clerk of superior court to keep a record of excuses separate from the master jury list in accordance with GS 9-6.2, as enacted by this act.
Directs the Administrative Office of the Courts to amend the Rules of Recordkeeping to include procedures necessary to implement the new law.
Effective January 1, 2020.
Bill H 303 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 7 2019 - More information
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