H365: Require That Jurors Be US Citizens. Latest Version
Session: 2023 - 2024
AN ACT to require that jurors in north carolina be citizens of the united states.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 9‑3 reads as rewritten:
§ 9‑3. Qualifications of prospective jurors.
All persons are A person is qualified to serve as jurors a juror and is to be included on the master jury list who are citizens of the State and residents if the person meets all of the following:
(1) Is a citizen of the United States.
(2) Is a citizen of the State.
(3) Is a resident of the
who have Has not served as jurors a juror during the preceding two years years.
or who have Has not served a full term of service as a grand jurors juror during the preceding six years, years.
who are Is 18 years of age or over, over.
who are Is physically and mentally competent, competent.
who can Can understand the English language, language.
who have Has not been convicted of a felony or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to an indictment charging a felony (or felony, or if convicted of a felony or having pleaded plead guilty or nolo contendere to an indictment charging a felony have felony, has had their that person's citizenship restored pursuant to law), law.
and who have Has not been adjudged non compos mentis.
Persons A person not qualified under this section are is subject to challenge for cause.
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.