RECORD OF EXCUSALS FROM JURY DUTY.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 29 (Public) Filed Tuesday, January 31, 2017
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS REQUESTING TO BE EXCUSED FROM JURY DUTY BASED ON DISQUALIFICATION SHALL BE RETAINED BY THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE BIENNIUM.
Intro. by Cleveland.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2017)

SOG comments (2):

Identical bill

Identical to S 60, filed 2/8/17.

Change long title

House committee substitute to 1st edition changed long title.  Long title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS REQUESTING TO BE EXCUSED FROM JURY DUTY BASED ON DISQUALIFICATION SHALL BE RETAINED BY THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT FOR NOT LESS THAN TWO YEARS.

H 29

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 11 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends proposed GS 9-6.2 to require that the clerk of superior court keep the records of the name, address, and reason for request for each person requesting to be excused from jury duty on the basis that the person is not qualified for jury service under GS 9-3, for the remainder of the biennium (was, for no less than two years from the date of excusal). Also expands the list of recipients of the clerk's record for any person excused from jury duty for any reason related to qualifications under GS 163-55, to require that the record be provided to the local board of elections in addition to the already required State Board of Elections. Adds that the record is to be provided by the clerk quarterly, and requires that it be provided electronically. Adds that the State Board of Elections must retain the record for two years and allows the clerk of superior court to destroy the records at the end of each biennium.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Jan 31 2017 - More information

    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 no less than two years from the date of excusal. Provides that these records are not public records under GS 132-1.

    Additionally, if a person is excused from jury duty for a reason related to qualifications to vote as set forth in GS 163-55, the clerk must provide to the State Board of Elections a record of the person's name, address, reason for excusal, and the date of excusal. Authorizes use of this information by elections officials for maintenance of the list of eligible voters pursuant to GS 163-82.14. Provides that these records are public records under GS 132-1.

    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, 2018.


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