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H.R. 1515 - Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2017
Introduced: 2017-03-13
Bill Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
 

Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal judicial code to prohibit the exclusion of citizens from service as a grand or petit juror in U.S. district courts or the Court of International Trade on account of sexual orientation or gender identity (thereby expanding the current prohibition against exclusion on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status).

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1515


    To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the exclusion of individuals from service on a Federal jury on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2017

    Mrs. Davis of California (for herself, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Norton, Ms. Speier, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Delaney, Ms. Meng, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Donovan, and Mr. Ted Lieu of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the exclusion of individuals from service on a Federal jury on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Exclusion from Federal juries on account of sexual orientation or gender identity prohibited.

Section 1862 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting “sexual orientation, gender identity,” after “sex”.


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