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Second Substitute H.B. 239

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM by jeyring. --> This document includes Senate 2nd and 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM by cmillar. -->

Representative Craig Hall proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
JURY SERVICE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Craig Hall

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill prohibits an individual from receiving a summons for trial or grand jury
             10      service more than once in a two-year time period.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    prohibits an individual from receiving a summons for trial or grand jury service
             14      more than once in a two-year time period.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          This bill takes effect on H. [ July ] January .H 1, 2014.
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          78B-1-107, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             22          78B-1-110, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 78B-1-107 is amended to read:


             26           78B-1-107. Qualified jury list -- Term of availability -- Juror qualification form --
             27      Content -- Joint jury list for court authorized.
             28          (1) Prospective jurors shall be selected at random from the master jury list and, if
             29      qualified, placed on the qualified jury list. [A] Except if necessary to complete service in a
             30      particular case, a prospective juror shall remain on the qualified jury list for no longer than [six
             31      months] S. [ one month ] six months .S or for such shorter period established by rule of the
             31a      Judicial Council. The
             32      qualified jury list may be used by all courts within the county, but no person shall be
             33      summoned to serve as a juror in more than one court.
             34          (2) The Judicial Council shall by rule govern the process for the qualification of jurors
             35      and the selection of qualified jurors for voir dire.
             36          (3) The state court administrator shall develop a standard form for the qualification of
             37      jurors. The form shall include:
             38          (a) the name, address, and daytime telephone number of the prospective juror;
             39          (b) questions suitable for determining whether the prospective juror is competent under
             40      statute to serve as a juror; and
             41          (c) the person's declaration that the responses to questions on the qualification form are
             42      true to the best of the person's knowledge.
             43          Section 2. Section 78B-1-110 is amended to read:
             44           78B-1-110. Limitations on jury service.
             45          In any two-year period, a person may not [be required]:
             46          (1) be required to serve on more than one grand jury;
             47          (2) be required to serve as both a grand and trial juror; [or]
             48          (3) be required to attend court for prospective jury service as a trial juror more than one
             49      court day, except if necessary to complete service in a particular case[.]; or
             50          (4) if summoned for prospective jury service and the summons is complied with as
             51      directed, be selected for the qualified jury list more than once.
             52          Section 3. Effective date.
             53          This bill takes effect on H. [ July ] January .H 1, 2014.


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