January 24, 2019, Introduced by Senators ALEXANDER, HOLLIER, GEISS, CHANG, ANANICH, MCMORROW and HERTEL and referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled
"Revised judicature act of 1961,"
by amending section 1301b (MCL 600.1301b).
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Within 2 years after the effective date of
section No later than
February 8, 1980, each circuit of the
circuit court shall develop a plan for the implementation of a
modified system of jury selection in their respective courts.
shall must specify methods for utilizing
eligible jurors to further the following goals:
(a) Lessening the inconvenience to citizens of serving as a
(b) Broadening citizen participation in the jury system.
(c) Distributing the responsibility for participation in the
jury system among the people in as fair a manner as possible.
(d) Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of circuit
(e) Reducing the length of the term of service of a juror.
(f) Reducing the number of trials on which an individual juror
serves during the juror's term.
(3) Beginning January 1, 2020, each court that adopts a plan
under this section may provide for a jury pool consisting of jurors
drawn from within a municipality in counties with concentrations of
specific and identifiable ethnic groups that are not represented in
a countywide pool to increase the likelihood of drawing juries of
Each circuit of the circuit court
shall submit their
plan to the supreme court for review to determine that the plan
to further the goals listed in
subsection subsections (2)
Upon approval of the plan by the
supreme court, and
3 years after the effective date of this section, no later
than February 8, 1981, each circuit of the circuit court shall
adopt and implement their plan.
A district of the district court,
county or probate
court district of the probate court, or a common pleas court may
develop and implement a plan for a modified system consistent with
this section. If a court develops a plan under this subsection, it
may submit the plan to the supreme court for approval. If a court
adopts a plan developed under this subsection, the provisions of
those any rules which that the supreme court shall
pursuant to develops under this section
, shall apply to
This section shall does not
apply to circuits of the
which that have a population of less than 250,000
based on the 1970 census.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.