Religious belief jury duty exemption.
be amended to read as follows:
Any citizen of this state, who is a resident of the county or jury district where the
jury is selected, eighteen years of age or older prior to January first of the year of jury service, of
sound mind and who is able to read, write, and understand the English language, is eligible to serve
as a juror. Any member of the clergy, as defined in § 19-13-16, if jury service conflicts with
religious belief, is exempt from jury duty.
Any member of a church or religious organization is
exempt from jury duty if jury service conflicts with the religious belief of that church or religious
Any person who has been convicted of a felony unless restored to civil rights is not
eligible to serve as a juror. No potential juror may be excluded from jury duty because of a visual
or hearing impairment.