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Title 4 : Judiciary


(Cite as: 4 V.S.A. § 953)
  • § 953. Sources of names

    (a) The clerk, in order to ascertain names of persons eligible as jurors, may consult the latest census enumeration, the latest published city, town, or village telephone or other directory, the listers' records, the elections records, and any other general source of names.

    (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Court Administrator may obtain the names, addresses, and dates of birth of persons which are contained in the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Labor, the Department of Taxes, the Department of Health, and the Department for Children and Families. The Court Administrator may also obtain the names of voters from the Secretary of State. After the names have been obtained, the Court Administrator shall compile them and provide the names, addresses, and dates of birth to the clerk in a form that will not reveal the source of the names. The clerk shall include the names provided by the Court Administrator in the list of potential jurors.

    (c) There shall be continuous research for persons qualified and liable for jury service, in order to obtain as many prospective jurors as necessary and in order to limit as many prospective jurors as necessary and in order to limit as much as possible repetition of jury service.

    (d) No person's name shall be placed on venire to serve in any State court of the State of Vermont more than once in any two-year period.

    (e) All public officers shall, on request, furnish the clerk or the Court Administrator without charge, any information it may require to enable it to select eligible persons, ascertain their qualifications, or determine the number needed. (Added 1967, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2003, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005; 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 47.)