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Public Policy Bill Position Detail
Session: 2007-2008
Bill: HB4934
Sponsor: Lemmons, LaMar
Title: Expansion of Juror Pools

Courts; juries; names and addresses of taxpayers; allow to be disclosed to jury boards for selecting jury pools. Amends sec. 28 of 1941 PA 122 (MCL 205.28).

Positions:

    State Bar of Michigan
    Support

    Criminal Law Section
    The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan supports in principle the expansion of jury lists to include as many eligible persons as possible, including persons registered to vote and persons who receive tax refunds, unemployment benefits, public assistance, or any other public benefit. : View Position PDF

    Justice Initiatives Committee
    Support : View Position PDF

    Civil Procedure & Courts Committee
    The Committee supports the concept of expanding the pool of potential jurors. It takes no position on whether the additional sources of potential jurors identified in the current bills are sound. But the Committee was concerned that the current bills do not adequately deal with certain issues, as explained below. : View Position PDF

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