Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 195

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 35-37-1-1.

Synopsis: Six member jury for a Class C felony. Provides that a six person jury must be used in a criminal trial for a Class C felony unless the defendant and prosecuting attorney agree to a number of jurors that is more than six but less than 13.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Washington




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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SENATE BILL No. 195



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning courts and court officers.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 35-37-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 1. (a) The jury venire called by a court may be used in civil or criminal cases.
    (b) If a defendant is charged with:
        (1) murder, a Class A felony, or a Class B felony, or a Class C felony, the jury shall consist of twelve (12) qualified jurors unless the defendant and prosecuting attorney agree to a lesser number; or
        (2) a Class C felony, the jury shall consist of six (6) qualified jurors, unless the defendant and prosecuting attorney agree to a number of jurors that is more than six (6) but less than thirteen (13); or
         (3) any other crime not described in subdivision (1) or (2), the jury shall consist of six (6) qualified jurors.
    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] IC 35-37-1-1 , as amended by this act, applies only to juries convened after June 30, 2000.