Go To Top capitol dome
Michigan Legislature
Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 15 of 2018
House: Adjourned until Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:30:00 PM
Senate: Adjourned until Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Michigan Legislature

Main Content

Section 750.148

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931


750.148 Civil rights; race or color not to disqualify for jury service.

Sec. 148.

Race or color not to disqualify for jury service. No citizen of the state of Michigan, possessing all other qualifications which are or may be prescribed by law, shall be disqualified to serve as grand or petit juror in any court of said state on account of race, creed or color, and any officer or other person charged with any duty in the drawing, summoning, and selection of persons who shall exclude from, fail, neglect and/or refuse, by words, trick and/or artifice, to draw the name of, summon and/or select any citizen for jury service because of his or her race, creed and/or color, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than 50 dollars or shall be imprisoned for a period of not less than 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.


History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- Am. 1937, Act 117, Eff. Oct. 29, 1937 ;-- CL 1948, 750.148
Former Law: See section 3 of Act 130 of 1885, being How., § 9074c; CL 1897, § 11761; CL 1915, § 15572; and CL 1929, § 16811.


© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

up icon