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AB-1283 Civil procedure: trial jury selection.(2015-2016)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1283


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 27, 2015


An act to amend Section 204 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil procedure.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1283, as introduced, Ting. Civil procedure: trial jury selection.
Existing law prohibits an eligible person from being exempt from service as a trial juror by reason of, among other things, economic status, race, religion, sex, or for any other reason.
This bill would specify that marital status is also a prohibited reason to exempt an eligible person from service as a trial juror.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 204 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

204.
 (a) No An eligible person shall not be exempt from service as a trial juror by reason of occupation, economic or marital status, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code, or for any other reason. No A person shall not be excused from service as a trial juror except as specified in subdivision (b).
(b) An eligible person may be excused from jury service only for undue hardship, upon themselves or upon the public, as defined by the Judicial Council.