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]

Download: Michigan-2019-SB0064-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 64

 

 

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).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     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

 

juror.

 

     (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.

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