ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 1440
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
The Assembly Judiciary Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 1440.
This bill expands the sources from which the single juror source list is compiled annually by the Assignment Judge of each county. At present, N.J.S.A.2B:20-2 provides that the names of persons eligible for jury service shall be selected from a merger of the following lists: registered voters, licensed drivers, filers of State gross income tax returns and filers of homestead rebate or credit application forms.
This bill expands that category of lists from which a single juror source list is compiled to include recipients of cash assistance or food stamps pursuant to a federal or State program. The bill directs the Division of Family Development in the Department of Human Services to provide these lists annually to the Assignment Judge of each county.
This bill was pre-filed for introduction in the 2012-2013 session pending technical review. As reported, the bill includes the changes required by technical review, which has been performed.