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Full Text of SB0889  100th General Assembly


Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson

Filed: 4/4/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 889 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Jury Act is amended by changing Section 2
5as follows:
6    (705 ILCS 305/2)  (from Ch. 78, par. 2)
7    Sec. 2. Jury qualifications.
8    (a) At the September meeting of the county board in each
9year in the respective counties in this State, except those
10that have jury commissioners, the board shall select from the
11list the number of persons as the judges of the circuit courts,
12to be held in the county during the succeeding year, may by
13joint action determine to serve as petit jurors. In counties
14having jury commissioners, the persons to serve as petit jurors
15shall be selected by the jury commissioners, as provided by
16law. County boards, a jury administrator, and jury



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1commissioners may utilize the services of the Administrative
2Office of the Illinois Courts in making these selections.
3Jurors in all counties in Illinois must have the legal
4qualifications herein prescribed. Jurors must be:
5        (1) Inhabitants of the county.
6        (2) Of the age of 18 years or upwards.
7        (3) Free from all legal exception, of fair character,
8    of approved integrity, of sound judgment, well informed,
9    and able to understand the English language, whether in
10    spoken or written form or interpreted into sign language.
11        (4) Citizens of the United States of America.
12    (b) Except as otherwise specifically provided by statute,
13no person who is qualified and able to serve as a juror may be
14excluded from jury service in any court of this State on the
15basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or
16economic status. As used in this subsection, "religion", "sex",
17and "national origin" have the meanings provided in Section
181-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
19(Source: P.A. 90-482, eff. 1-1-98.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
211, 2018.".