As Amended by Senate Committee

          Session of 1998
By Committee on Judiciary
          10             AN ACT concerning jurors; relating to qualifications; juror question-
11             naires; amending K.S.A. 43-158 and 43-161 and repealing the existing
12             section sections.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15        Section 1. K.S.A. 43-158 is hereby amended to read as follows:
16       43-158. The following persons shall be excused from jury service:
17       (a) Persons unable to read, write, and understand the English lan-
18       guage with a degree of proficiency sufficient to fill out respond to a
19       jury questionnaire form prepared by the commissioner;
20           (b) persons under adjudication of incompetency; and
21           (c) persons who within ten (10) 10 years immediately preceding
22       have been convicted of or pleaded guilty, or nolo contendere, to an
23       indictment or information charging a felony.
24           Section 1. Sec. 2. K.S.A. 43-161 is hereby amended to read as fol-
25       lows: 43-161. Each jury commissioner may require any person summoned
26       for jury duty whose name has been selected for a jury list prepared in
27       accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 43-162 and amendments thereto
28       to answer in writing such questions as he the commissioner may address
29       to such person, touching his relating to such person's name, age, resi-
30       dence, occupation and qualifications as a juror, with a view to the due
31       and faithful jury service of such person; and also all such questions as to
32       involving similar matters touching relating to all persons in his household
33       living in such person's residence.
34           Any such person summoned for jury duty who shall fail or refuse whose
35       name has been selected for a jury list who fails or refuses to answer such
36       questions in writing, and signing his such person's name thereto, shall be
37       cited for contempt of court.
38           Any such person summoned for jury duty whose name has been selected
39       for a jury list who shall willfully or corruptly make makes false answers
40       to such questions put to him such person by the jury commissioner shall
41       be deemed to be guilty of a class A nonperson misdemeanor.
42           Sec. 2 3. K.S.A. 43-158 and 43-161 is are hereby repealed.

SB 517--Am.


  1           Sec. 3 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  2       publication in the statute book.