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  494.415.  Qualified jury list — juror qualification form, contents — postponement of service. — 1.  From time to time and in a manner prescribed by the board of jury commissioners there shall be drawn at random from the master jury list the names or identifying numbers of as many prospective jurors as the court may require.  The board of jury commissioners shall cause to be served in a manner prescribed by law for the service of summons or by ordinary mail, as determined by the board, a summons for jury service and a juror qualification form.  The juror qualification form shall be approved by the circuit court en banc and shall:

  (1)  Contain instructions to fill out and return the form within ten days;

  (2)  Contain the prospective juror's declaration that his responses are true to the best of his knowledge; and

  (3)  Elicit information concerning the prospective juror's qualifications.

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Notarization of the juror qualification form shall not be required.  If the prospective juror is unable to fill out the juror qualification form, another person may do it for the prospective juror and shall so indicate and the reason therefor.  Any prospective juror who fails to return a completed juror qualification form as instructed may be directed by the board of jury commissioners to appear forthwith to fill out a juror qualification form.

  2.  If it is determined from an examination of the juror qualification form that a person is not qualified to serve as a juror, that prospective juror shall be notified in a manner directed by the board of jury commissioners and shall not be required to comply with the summons for jury service.  Such names shall be deleted from the master jury list.

  3.  Upon application by a prospective juror, the jury supervisor or board of jury commissioners, acting in accordance with written guidelines adopted by the circuit court, may postpone that prospective juror's service to a later date.

  4.  Those prospective jurors not disqualified from jury service shall constitute the qualified jury list.  If any prospective juror is later determined to be ineligible or disqualified, such name shall be deleted from the qualified jury list and the master jury list.

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(L. 1989 S.B. 127, et al., A.L. 1999 S.B. 1, et al.)


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