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AB-2240 Trial Jury Selection and Management Act.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/27/2018 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  August 27, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  August 24, 2018
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 31, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 09, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2240


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 13, 2018


An act to amend Section 219 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to courts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2240, Grayson. Trial Jury Selection and Management Act.
Existing law generally requires the jury commissioner to randomly select jurors to participate in voir dire. Existing law prohibits the selection of designated peace officers for voir dire in either criminal or both criminal and civil matters, as specified.
This bill would additionally prohibit the selection of designated parole and correctional officers for voir dire in criminal matters.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 219 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

219.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the jury commissioner shall randomly select jurors for jury panels to be sent to courtrooms for voir dire.
(b) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a peace officer, as defined in Section 830.1, subdivision (a) of Section 830.2, or subdivision (a) of Section 830.33 of the Penal Code, shall not be selected for voir dire in civil or criminal matters.
(2) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a peace officer, as defined in subdivisions (b) or (c) of Section 830.2 or subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 830.5 of the Penal Code, shall not be selected for voir dire in criminal matters.