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SB-1001 Jury service.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/13/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1001


Introduced by Senator Wiener
(Coauthor: Senator Skinner)

February 13, 2020


An act to amend Section 197 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to juries.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1001, as introduced, Wiener. Jury service.
The Trial Jury Selection and Management Act (act) requires all persons be selected for jury service at random and from sources inclusive of a representative cross section of the population of the area served by the court. The act specifies that the list of registered voters and list of licensed drivers and identification cardholders who are resident within the area served by the court are appropriate source lists for the selection of jurors, and further specifies that these 2 source lists, when substantially purged of duplicate names, are considered inclusive of a representative cross section of the population.
This bill would require the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to semiannually furnish the jury commissioner of each county with a list of state tax filers, as defined, and include the list of state tax filers as source list for the purposes of jury selection. The bill would prohibit a jury commissioner, or an employee of the jury commissioner, from disclosing the information furnished by the FTB pursuant to this requirement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


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 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) Notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19542 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Franchise Tax Board shall semiannually furnish the jury commissioner of each county with a list of state tax filers.
(2) A jury commissioner, or an employee of the jury commissioner, shall not disclose the information furnished by the Franchise Tax Board pursuant to this section to any other person, organization, agency, or other entity.
(3) For purposes of this section, “list of state tax filers” means list of names and addresses of persons who are 18 years of age or older and have filed a California Resident Income Tax Return for the preceding taxable year that states a ZIP Code located in the county.