Bill Text: MI SB0064 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Courts; juries; jury pool selection; provide for municipality wide jury pool under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 1301b of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1301b).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-24 - Referred To Committee On Judiciary And Public Safety [SB0064 Detail]

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January 24, 2019, Introduced by Senators ALEXANDER, HOLLIER, GEISS, CHANG, ANANICH, MCMORROW and HERTEL and referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.




     A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled


"Revised judicature act of 1961,"


by amending section 1301b (MCL 600.1301b).




     Sec. 1301b. (1) Within 2 years after the effective date of


this section No later than February 8, 1980, each circuit of the


circuit court shall develop a plan for the implementation of a


modified system of jury selection in their respective courts.


     (2) Each plan shall must specify methods for utilizing


eligible jurors to further the following goals:


     (a) Lessening the inconvenience to citizens of serving as a




     (b) Broadening citizen participation in the jury system.

     (c) Distributing the responsibility for participation in the


jury system among the people in as fair a manner as possible.


     (d) Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of circuit


court activity.


     (e) Reducing the length of the term of service of a juror.


     (f) Reducing the number of trials on which an individual juror


serves during the juror's term.


     (3) Beginning January 1, 2020, each court that adopts a plan


under this section may provide for a jury pool consisting of jurors


drawn from within a municipality in counties with concentrations of


specific and identifiable ethnic groups that are not represented in


a countywide pool to increase the likelihood of drawing juries of


one's peers.


     (4) (3) Each circuit of the circuit court shall submit their


plan to the supreme court for review to determine that the plan


serves to further the goals listed in subsection subsections (2)


and (3).


     (5) (4) Upon approval of the plan by the supreme court, and


within 3 years after the effective date of this section, no later


than February 8, 1981, each circuit of the circuit court shall


adopt and implement their plan.


     (6) (5) A district of the district court, county or probate


court district of the probate court, or a common pleas court may


develop and implement a plan for a modified system consistent with


this section. If a court develops a plan under this subsection, it


may submit the plan to the supreme court for approval. If a court


adopts a plan developed under this subsection, the provisions of

this section and those any rules which that the supreme court shall


develop pursuant to develops under this section , shall apply to


that court.


     (7) (6) This section shall does not apply to circuits of the


circuit court which that have a population of less than 250,000


based on the 1970 census.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.