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Public Policy Bill Position Detail
Session: 2007-2008
Bill: HB4859
Sponsor: Cushingberry, George
Title: Expansion of Juror Pools

Courts; juries; jury pool selection process; revise. Amends secs. 1304, 1312 & 1321 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1304 et seq.) & adds secs. 1301c, 1310a & 1310b.

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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