Bill Text: VA SB699 | 2021 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Juries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-12-04 - Left in Judiciary [SB699 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-SB699-Prefiled.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 699
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 7, 2020
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 8.01 a section numbered 8.01-352.1, relating to juries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire.
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Patron-- Obenshain
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Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 8.01 a section numbered 8.01-352.1 as follows:

§8.01-352.1. Failure of person to respond to request from jury commissioner or clerk.

Any person who fails to respond to a request sent by mail by a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such person's eligibility to serve on a jury within 10 days of receipt of such request may be fined not more than $200. Prior to assessing such a fine, the court may issue a rule to show cause regarding why such person failed to respond to the request.

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