Full Text of HB3385 101st General Assembly
HB3385 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Daniel Didech
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
705 ILCS 305/2
from Ch. 78, par. 2
Amends the Jury Act. Provides that except as otherwise specifically
provided by statute, no person who is qualified and able to serve as a
juror may be excluded from jury service in any court of this State on the
basis of, among other things, sexual orientation.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning courts.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Jury Act is amended by changing Section 2 as
(705 ILCS 305/2)
(from Ch. 78, par. 2)
(a) At the September meeting of the county board in each
year in the
respective counties in this State, except those
commissioners, the board shall select from the
the number of persons
as the judges of the circuit courts,
to be held in the county
succeeding year, may by
joint action determine to serve as petit jurors. In
having jury commissioners, the persons to serve as petit jurors
shall be selected by the jury commissioners, as provided by
boards, a jury administrator,
commissioners may utilize
the services of the
Office of the Illinois Courts in making these selections.
Jurors in all counties in Illinois must have the legal
herein prescribed. Jurors must be:
(1) Inhabitants of the county.
(2) Of the age of 18 years or upwards.
(3) Free from all legal exception, of fair character,
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integrity, of sound judgment, well informed,
and able to understand
the English language, whether in
spoken or written form or interpreted into
(4) Citizens of the United States of America.
(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided by statute,
no person who is qualified and able to serve as a juror may be
excluded from jury service in any court of this State on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
or economic status. As used in this subsection,
and "national origin"
have the meanings provided in Section 1-103 of the Illinois
Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-228, eff. 1-1-18