S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 25, 2009
Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judici-
ary -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to enacting the "jury
pool fair representation act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "jury pool
fair representation act".
S 2. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 528 to read
S 528. COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA. THE COMMISSIONER OF JURORS
SHALL COLLECT DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FOR JURORS WHO PRESENT FOR JURY SERVICE,
INCLUDING EACH JUROR'S RACE AND/OR ETHNICITY, AGE AND SEX, AND THE CHIEF
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS SHALL SUBMIT THE DATA IN AN ANNUAL REPORT TO
THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE AND THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.