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SB-592 Jury service.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 197 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

197.
 (a) All persons selected for jury service shall be selected at random, from a source or sources inclusive of a representative cross section of the population of the area served by the court. Sources may include, in addition to other lists, customer mailing lists, telephone directories, or utility company lists.
(b) The list of registered voters  voters, the list of resident state tax filers,  and the Department of Motor Vehicles’ list of licensed drivers and identification cardholders resident within the area served by the court, are appropriate source lists for selection of jurors. These two three  source lists, when substantially purged of duplicate names, shall be considered inclusive of a representative cross section of the population, within the meaning of subdivision (a).
(c) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall furnish the jury commissioner of each county with the current list of the names, addresses, and other identifying information of persons residing in the county who are age 18 years or older and who are holders of a current driver’s license or identification card issued pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 12800) of, or Article 5 (commencing with Section 13000) of, Chapter 1 of Division 6 of the Vehicle Code. The conditions under which these lists shall be compiled semiannually shall be determined by the director, consistent with any rules which may be adopted by the Judicial Council. This service shall be provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to Section 1812 of the Vehicle Code. The jury commissioner shall not disclose the information furnished by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to this section to any person, organization, or agency.
(d) (1) The Franchise Tax Board shall annually furnish the jury commissioner of each county with a list of resident state tax filers.
(2) (A) For purposes of this section, “list of resident state tax filers” means a list of names, principal residence addresses, and counties of principal residence, of persons who are 18 years of age or older and have filed a state resident income tax return for the preceding taxable year.
(B) For purposes of this paragraph, “county of principal residence” means the county in which the taxpayer has their principal residence on the date that the taxpayer filed their state resident income tax return.
(C) For the purposes of this paragraph, “principal residence” is used in the same manner it is used in Section 121 of Title 26 of the United States Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19542 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

19542.
 Except as otherwise provided in this article and as required to administer subdivision (b) of  Section 19005, it is a misdemeanor for the Franchise Tax Board or any member thereof, or any deputy, agent, clerk, or other officer or employee of the state (including its political subdivisions), or a jury commissioner, or  any former officer or employee or other individual, who in the course of his or her  their  employment or duty has or had access to returns, reports, or documents required to be filed under this part, to disclose or make known in any manner information as to the amount of income or any particulars (including the business affairs of a corporation) set forth or disclosed therein.

SEC. 3.

 Section 19548.4 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

19548.4.
 The Franchise Tax Board shall annually furnish the jury commissioner of each county with a list of resident state tax filers, as defined in Section 197 of the Code of Civil Procedure, for the purpose of expanding jury pools.

SEC. 4.

 Section 19585 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

19585.
 (a) The Franchise Tax Board shall revise the state resident income tax return to include a line for taxpayers to include the address of their principal residence and their county of principal residence.
(b) For purposes of this section the terms “principal residence” and “county of principal residence” have the same meanings as in Section 197 of the Code of Civil Procedure.