Senate File 2297 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to jury service disqualification for certain
2felons.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 48A.30, subsection 1, paragraph f, Code
22022, is amended to read as follows:
   3f.  The registered voter is not a resident of Iowa, or the
4registered voter submits documentation under section 607A.4,
5subsection 3 5, that indicates that the voter is not a citizen
6of the United States.
7   Sec. 2.  Section 607A.4, Code 2022, is amended to read as
8follows:
   9607A.4  Jury service — minimum qualifications —
10disqualification — documentation.
   111.  To serve or to be considered for jury service, a person
12must possess the following minimum qualifications:
   13a.  Be eighteen years of age or older.
   14b.  Be a citizen of the United States.
   15c.  Be able to understand the English language in a written,
16spoken, or manually signed mode.
   17d.  Be able to receive and evaluate information such that the
18person is capable of rendering satisfactory juror jury service.
   192.  However, a A person possessing the minimum
20qualifications for service or consideration for service may be
21disqualified for service or consideration for service if the
22person has, directly or indirectly, requested to be placed on
23a list for juror jury service.
   243.  A person convicted of a felony who remains under the
25supervision of the department of corrections, a judicial
26district department of correctional services, or the board of
27parole shall be disqualified from jury service.
   284.  A person convicted of a felony which requires the person
29to register as a sex offender under chapter 692A or to serve a
30special sentence under chapter 903B shall be disqualified from
31jury service.
   323.    5.  A person who claims disqualification for any of
33the grounds identified in this section may, upon the person’s
34own volition, or shall, upon the court’s volition, submit
35in writing to the court’s satisfaction, documentation that
-1-1verifies disqualification from juror jury service.
2EXPLANATION
3The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
4the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   5This bill relates to jury service disqualification for
6certain felons.
   7The bill provides that a person is disqualified from jury
8service if the person has been convicted of a felony and
9remains under the supervision of the department of corrections,
10a judicial district department of correctional services, or
11the board of parole, or if the person has been convicted of a
12felony which requires registration as a sex offender under Code
13chapter 692A or to serve a special sentence under Code chapter
14903B.
   15The bill makes conforming Code changes.
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