2006 New York Code - Qualification Of Jurors.



 
    §  509.  Qualification of jurors. (a) The commissioner of jurors shall
  determine the qualifications of a prospective  juror  on  the  basis  of
  information  provided  on  the  juror's qualification questionnaire. The
  commissioner of jurors may also  consider  other  information  including
  information  obtained  from public agencies concerning previous criminal
  convictions. The commissioner may  require  the  fingerprinting  of  all
  persons  drawn  for  grand jury service. A record of the persons who are
  found not qualified or who are excused, and the reasons therefor,  shall
  be maintained by the commissioner of jurors. The county jury board shall
  have  the  power  to  review any determination of the commissioner as to
  qualifications and excuses. Such questionnaires  and  records  shall  be
  considered  confidential and shall not be disclosed except to the county
  jury board or as permitted by the appellate division.
    (b) The commissioner may mail to  each  prospective  juror  the  juror
  qualification  questionnaire.  The  person  to whom the questionnaire is
  mailed shall complete and sign it and  return  it  to  the  commissioner
  within  ten  days of mailing. If the questionnaire has not been returned
  or properly completed, or if the commissioner otherwise determines  that
  a  personal  interview  is  required,  the  commissioner  may summon the
  prospective juror to appear before him or her for the purpose of filling
  out the questionnaire or being examined as to  his  or  her  competence,
  qualifications,  eligibility  and  liability  to  serve as a juror. Such
  person shall not be entitled to any fee or mileage when  responding  for
  such  purpose.  The summons may be served personally or by leaving it at
  the person's residence or place of business with a  person  of  suitable
  age  and discretion, or by mail. If served personally or by substitution
  the summons shall require the person summoned to attend  not  less  than
  five days after service. If served by mail the summons shall require the
  person summoned to attend not less than eight days after mailing.


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