HB1157: Jurors; persons liable to serve.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1157

Offered January 15, 2014
A BILL to amend and reenact § 8.01-337 of the Code of Virginia, relating to persons liable to serve as jurors.
Patron-- Leftwich

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 8.01-337 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 8.01-337. Who liable to serve as jurors.

All citizens over eighteen 18 years of age who have been residents of the Commonwealth one year, and of the county, city, or town in which they reside six months next preceding their being summoned to serve as such, and competent in other respects, except as hereinafter provided, shall be liable to serve as jurors. No person shall be deemed incompetent to serve on any jury because of blindness or partial blindness. Military personnel of the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Navy shall not be considered residents of this Commonwealth by reason of their being stationed herein.