CRIM PRO-SELECT JURY-NO PUBLIC
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in
its discretion, the court may close the courtroom to spectators during
the process of jury selection.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes the substance of the bill. Provides that the court must
make all reasonable efforts to respect the safety and privacy of
prospective jurors, utilizing any practicable means, including, but
not limited to, a pre-trial jury questionnaire or an in camera
examination with all parties present, to obtain personal information
from the prospective jurors for the court and the parties. Provides
that in its discretion, and if there is no other reasonable or
practicable means of protecting the safety and privacy of the
prospective jurors, the court may close the courtroom to spectators
during the process of jury selection, but only for the limited purpose
of eliciting responses to those questions which, in the opinion of the
court, involve the safety or privacy of the prospective jurors.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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