HB 3061

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Abel Herrero

Bill Caption

Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Currently, juror information is confidential. In a capital case, the post-conviction attorney may differ from the trial attorney. The post-conviction attorney must request release of juror information which reportedly takes over a month. HB 3061 attempts to remedy this and would allow a trial attorney to disclose juror information to a post-conviction attorney without a court request.

Analysis: HB 3061 could increase efficiency. However, HB 3061 does not fall under any of our liberty principles, and we remain neutral.