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Juries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire.

Permits a court to fine a person no more than $200 for failure to respond to a request from a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such person's eligibility to serve on a jury. The bill provides that prior to assessing such fine, the court may issue a rule to show cause regarding why the person failed to respond to the request.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102796D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102796D
    SENATE BILL NO. 699
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 8.01 a section numbered 8.01-352.1, relating to juries; fine for failure to respond to questionnaire.
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    Patron-- Obenshain
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    Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 8.01 a section numbered 8.01-352.1 as follows:

    8.01-352.1. Failure of person to respond to request from jury commissioner or clerk.

    Any person who fails to respond to a request sent by mail by a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such persons eligibility to serve on a jury within 10 days of receipt of such request may be fined not more than $200. Prior to assessing such a fine, the court may issue a rule to show cause regarding why such person failed to respond to the request.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Mark D. Obenshain R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/20/2020 Senate Senate: Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102796D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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    Permits a court to fine a person no more than $200 for failure to respond to a request from a jury commissioner or clerk of court containing questions to ascertain such person's eligibility to serve on a jury. The bill provides that prior to assessing such fine, the court may issue a rule to show cause regarding why the person failed to respond to the request.
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