Bill Text: CA AB1401 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: Jury duty: eligibility.

Status: (Vetoed) 2014-03-06 - Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5. [AB1401 Detail]

Download: California-2013-AB1401-Amended.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 1401	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 16, 2013

INTRODUCED BY   Committee on Judiciary (Wieckowski (Chair), Alejo,
Chau, Dickinson, Garcia, Muratsuchi, and Stone)

                        MARCH 12, 2013

   An act to amend Section 203 of the Code of Civil Procedure,
relating to jury duty.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1401, as amended, Committee on Judiciary. Jury duty:
eligibility.
   Existing law  provides that   makes  all
persons  are  eligible and qualified to be
prospective trial jurors, except persons who, among other things, are
not citizens of the United States  , are not residents of
the jurisdiction they are summoned to serve, or are not posessed of
sufficient knowledge of the English language, as specified 
.
   This bill would  make technical, nonsubstantive changes to
these provisions   instead make a person eligible and
qualified to be a prospective juror if, among other things, he or she
is a lawfully present immigrant  .
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 203 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended
to read:
   203.  (a) All persons are eligible and qualified to be prospective
trial jurors, except the following:
   (1) Persons who are not  lawfully present immigrants or 
citizens of the United States.
   (2) Persons who are less than 18 years of age.
   (3) Persons who are not domiciliaries of the State of California,
as determined pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 2020) of
Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Elections Code.
   (4) Persons who are not residents of the jurisdiction they are
summoned to serve.
   (5) Persons who have been convicted of malfeasance in office or a
felony, and whose civil rights have not been restored.
   (6) Persons who are not possessed of sufficient knowledge of the
English language, provided that no person shall be deemed incompetent
solely because of the loss of sight or hearing in any degree or
other disability that impedes the person's ability to communicate or
that impairs or interferes with the person's mobility.
   (7) Persons who are serving as grand or trial jurors in any court
of this state.
   (8) Persons who are the subject of conservatorship.
   (b) No person shall be excluded from eligibility for jury service
in the State of California, for any reason other than those reasons
provided by this section.
                                
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