Statutes

REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT) Act 236 of 1961

600.1304 Selection of Jurors, List

The jury board shall select from a list that combines the driver's license list and the personal identification cardholder list the names of persons as provided in this chapter to serve as jurors.

600.1307a Qualifications of juror; exemption; effect of payment for jury service; “felony” defined.

  1. To qualify as a juror a person shall:
    1. Be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, and a resident in the county for which the person is selected, and in the case of a district court in districts of the second and third class, be a resident of the district.

    2. Be able to communicate in the English language.
    3. Be physically and mentally able to carry out the functions of a juror. Temporary inability shall not be considered a disqualification.

    4. Not have served as a petit or grand juror in a court of record during the preceding 12 months.

    5. Not have been convicted of a felony.

  2. A person more than 70 years of age may claim exemption from jury service and shall be exempt upon making the request.

  3. For the purposes of this section and sections 1371 to 1376, a person has served as a juror if that person has been paid for jury service.

  4. For purposes of this section, “felony” means a violation of a penal law of this state, another state, or the United States for which the offender, upon conviction, may be punished by death or by imprisonment for more than 1 year or an offense expressly designated by law to be a felony.

600.1348 Jurors; threats, discharge, or discipline by employer; requiring additional hours of work; misdemeanor; penalty.

  1. An employer or the employer's agent, who threatens to discharge or discipline or who discharges, disciplines, or causes to be discharged from employment or to be disciplined a person because that person is summoned for jury duty, serves on a jury, or has served on a jury, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and may also be punished for contempt of court.

  2. An employer or the employer's agent who requires a person having jury duty to work any number of hours during a day which, if added to the number of hours which the person spends on jury duty during that day, exceeds the number of hours normally and customarily worked by the person during a day, or the number of hours normally and customarily worked by the person during a day which extends beyond the normal and customary quitting time of that person unless voluntarily agreed to by that person, or as provided in a collective bargaining agreement is guilty of a misdemeanor, and may also be punished for contempt of court.