Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 18, 1998
Susan Colling (866-4784)
TITLE: CONCERNING JURY SERVICE
Summary of Assessment
This bill would allow the Supreme Court, by rule, to exclude in a criminal trial a juror who is employed by a public law enforcement agency or a Public Defender’s Office. The bill would also allow a prospective juror who had prior juror service within the calendar year to be disqualified by submitting a letter or certificate verifying the prior juror service. A prospective juror may also be disqualified under this bill if they reside in a Class A or Class B county and had prior juror service without postponement or deferment in the immediately preceding two consecutive calendar years.
The bill would also remove the statutory exclusion of lawyers from juror services and would allow a judge to restrict access to jurors’ names and addresses.
The bill would be effective upon signature of the Governor.
The bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill would limit the pool of potential jurors for juror service.