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  H.B. No. 2747
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to qualifications to serve as a petit juror.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 62.102, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 62.102.  GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR JURY SERVICE. A
  person is disqualified to serve as a petit juror unless the person:
               (1)  is at least 18 years of age;
               (2)  is a citizen of the United States;
               (3)  is a resident [citizen] of this state and of the
  county in which the person is to serve as a juror;
               (4) [(3)]  is qualified under the constitution and laws
  to vote in the county in which the person is to serve as a juror;
               (5) [(4)]  is of sound mind and good moral character;
               (6) [(5)]  is able to read and write;
               (7) [(6)]  has not served as a petit juror for six days
  during the preceding three months in the county court or during the
  preceding six months in the district court;
               (8) [(7)]  has not been convicted of misdemeanor theft
  or a felony; and
               (9) [(8)]  is not under indictment or other legal
  accusation for misdemeanor theft or a felony.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2747 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2747 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor