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File #: 22-5321    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval of the Jury Selection Plan adopted by the Harris County Board of District Judges on August 25, 2022.
Attachments: 1. RCA_DCA_Jury Selection Plan_8.25.22
Department: District Courts
Department Head/Elected Official: Richard Woods

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Policy

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of the Jury Selection Plan adopted by the Harris County Board of District Judges on August 25, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:
Our projections of present jury usage indicate that we will exhaust the available jurors under our existing Harris County Jury Selection Plan around December 15, 2022.

On August 25, 2022, the Harris County Board of District Judges adopted the attached Harris County Jury Selection Plan and recommends the plan to Commissioners Court for adoption.



Expected Impact:
To constitute a new jury wheel that passes constitutional and statutory muster, the Texas Government Code requires the District Clerk to obtain and integrate the current Harris County Voter Registration database and the Department of Public Safety's database listing Harris County drivers' license holders and valid DPS personal identification card or certificate holders as the source for our jurors. See Tex. Gov't Code ??62.001; 62.011. Accordingly, to ensure an uninterrupted supply of jurors for the courts of Harris County, adoption of a new Jury Selection Plan is imperative.

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X Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and Customer Service

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Precinct(s): Countywide

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