SB 998 Prohibits convicted felons whose civil rights have been restored from participating in jury service
Sponsor: Crowell
LR Number: 4347S.01I Fiscal Note: 4347-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 1/24/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S133
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 998 - Section 494.425, RSMo, provides that a convicted felon is disqualified from serving as a juror, "unless his civil rights have been restored." Elsewhere in state law, all convicted felons are disqualified from jury service, without exception. This act deletes the quoted provision from Section 494.425, thus specifying that no convicted felon shall ever be qualified to serve as a juror.