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  494.405.  Board of jury commissioners, duties, quorum, meetings, members — circuit clerks, duties — supervisors, appointment, certain counties — jury supervisors, deputies, salaries, duties, oath. — 1.  There is hereby created in each county, and each city not within a county, a board of jury commissioners.  The board shall be responsible for managing and supervising the jury selection process.  A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  The time, place and manner of meetings of the board and the rules for performing its duties shall be fixed by the board.

  2.  The board of jury commissioners shall be comprised of the presiding judge of the circuit, or a circuit or associate circuit judge of the circuit designated by the presiding judge, the clerk of the circuit court, and the county clerk.  The judge member of the board of jury commissioners shall be the presiding officer.  In counties of the first class having charter forms of government and in any city not within a county, the circuit court en banc shall constitute the board of jury commissioners, and the presiding judge of the court en banc shall preside.  Nothing herein shall be construed to diminish the statutory term of office or the statutory compensation of any person currently serving as jury commissioner.

  3.  The clerk and deputy circuit clerks of the circuit court shall assist the board of jury commissioners in clerical and administrative duties as specified by the board.

  4.  In counties of the first class having a charter form of government the board of jury commissioners may appoint a jury supervisor and such number of deputy jury supervisors as deemed necessary to perform duties as specified by the board.  The jury supervisor and the deputy jury supervisors so appointed shall serve at the pleasure of the board and shall receive a salary determined and fixed by the board, payable monthly or more often by the governing body of the county in which the judicial circuit is located.

  5.  In counties of the first classification not having a charter form of government, subject to the approval of the governing body of the county, the board of jury commissioners may appoint a jury supervisor and such number of deputy jury supervisors as deemed necessary to perform duties as specified by the board.  The jury supervisor and the deputy jury supervisors so appointed shall be county employees, but shall serve at the pleasure of the board.  The jury supervisor and the deputy jury supervisors shall receive a salary determined and fixed by the governing body of the county, payable monthly or more often by the governing body of the county in which the judicial circuit is located.

  6.  In each city not within a county the board of jury commissioners may appoint a jury supervisor and such number of deputy jury supervisors as deemed necessary to perform duties as specified by the board.  The jury supervisor and deputy jury supervisors so appointed shall receive a salary recommended by the board of jury commissioners and approved by the board of estimate and apportionment.  The jury supervisor and each deputy jury supervisor who are regularly employed throughout the year shall receive job classifications and salaries comparable to employees in similar positions under the merit system of the city.  Subsequent increases in salary shall be determined and paid in the same manner as for other employees in similar positions under such merit system.

  7.  Before entering upon the duties of office, the jury supervisor and deputy jury supervisors so appointed shall take and subscribe before a circuit judge of the circuit an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of this state and to faithfully demean themselves in office.

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(L. 1989 S.B. 127, et al., A.L. 1993 S.B. 88)


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