2017 ORS 10.215¹
Master jury list
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(1) The State Court Administrator shall cause to be prepared at least once each year a master jury list containing names selected at random from the source lists. The source lists are the most recent list of electors of the county, the records furnished by the Department of Transportation as provided in ORS 802.260 (Driver license and identification card records) (2) and any other sources approved by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that will furnish a fair cross section of the citizens of the county. The State Court Administrator and circuit courts may use source lists obtained from any person or public body, and jury lists containing names selected from a source list, only for purposes consistent with administering the selection and summoning of persons for service as jurors, the drawing of names of jurors, and other tasks necessary to accomplish those functions. Source lists may not contain and the State Court Administrator is not required to obtain information about individuals who are participants in the Address Confidentiality Program under ORS 192.820 (Definitions for ORS 192.820 to 192.868) to 192.868 (Grants, donations and gifts). Except as specifically provided by law, the State Court Administrator and circuit courts may not disclose source lists obtained from any person or public body, and jury lists containing names selected from a source list, to any other person or public body.

(2) A public body having custody, possession or control of any list that may be used as a source list for preparation of a master jury list, upon written request by the State Court Administrator, shall make its list available at any reasonable time and, except as otherwise provided in ORS 802.260 (Driver license and identification card records), without charge to the State Court Administrator for inspection or copying. The public body, upon written request by the State Court Administrator, shall provide a copy of its list for the date and in the form requested to the State Court Administrator. Except as otherwise provided in ORS 802.260 (Driver license and identification card records), the copy shall be provided without charge.

(3) The number of names placed on a master jury list shall be sufficient to meet the projected need for grand jurors and trial jurors in the circuit court in the county, but the total number may not be less than two percent of the population of the county according to the latest federal decennial census.

(4) A master jury list shall contain the first name, the surname, the place of residence and, if assigned, the juror identification number of each person whose name is placed thereon.

(5) A master jury list for a circuit court shall be certified by the State Court Administrator to have been prepared in compliance with the requirements of this section. A certified copy of the master jury list shall be provided to the circuit court for the county as soon as possible after the list is prepared.

(6) A newly filed master jury list shall be maintained separately from the previously filed master jury list. The presiding judge shall designate when a newly filed master jury list becomes effective. After a newly filed master jury list becomes effective, names of persons for a jury list for a panel or term must be selected for a jury list for a panel or term from the newly filed master jury list and from names of any persons from the previously filed master jury list whose service was deferred. When a newly filed master jury list becomes effective, all orders, records and papers prepared in connection with the selection process based on the previously filed master jury list shall be preserved by the trial court administrator and State Court Administrator for the period prescribed by the State Court Administrator under ORS 8.125 (Duties to assist Chief Justice and other courts).

(7) The State Court Administrator may make adjustments to the master jury list, and may authorize the presiding judge of a judicial district to make adjustments to a jury list for a panel or term, for the purpose of updating the addresses of persons appearing on the lists and removing the names of persons who are deceased, permanently ineligible for jury service or permanently excused from jury service. The State Court Administrator shall ensure that a record is maintained of all adjustments to jury lists made under this subsection.

(8) For the purposes of this section, “public body” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined). [1985 c.703 §13; 1987 c.681 §3; 1995 c.273 §6; 1995 c.781 §24a; 1997 c.872 §15; 2001 c.779 §14; 2003 c.803 §18; 2005 c.385 §5; 2007 c.542 §14; 2013 c.2 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Multnomah County’s pro­ce­dures relating to selec­tion of juries from master jury list complied with this sec­tion. State ex rel Schrunk v. Walker, 308 Or 398, 780 P2d 731 (1989)

Limita­tion on use of source lists and jury lists does not prevent use by district attorney or crim­i­nal defendant for purpose of challenging jury panel under ORS 136.005 (Challenge to jury panel). State ex rel Click v. Brownhill, 331 Or 500, 15 P3d 990 (2000)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Interac­tion of this sec­tion and Oregon Public Records Law, (1987) Vol 45, p 185

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 10—Juries, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors010.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 10, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano010.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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