Texas Government Code § 62.0132. Written Jury Summons Questionnaire

(a) The Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System shall develop and maintain a questionnaire to accompany a written jury summons.

(b) A written jury summons must include:

(1) a copy of the questionnaire developed under this section;  or

(2) the electronic address of the court's Internet website from which the questionnaire developed under this section may be easily printed.

(c) The questionnaire must require a person to provide biographical and demographic information that is relevant to service as a jury member, including the person's:

(1) name, sex, race, and age;

(2) residence address and mailing address;

(3) education level, occupation, and place of employment;

(4) marital status and the name, occupation, and place of employment of the person's spouse;  and

(5) citizenship status and county of residence.

(d) Except as provided by this subsection, a person who has received a written jury summons shall complete and submit a jury summons questionnaire when the person reports for jury duty.  If the district and criminal district judges of a county adopt a plan for an electronic jury selection method under Section 62.011 , the county may allow a person to complete and submit a jury summons questionnaire on the court's Internet website as authorized under Section 62.0111(b)(5) .

(e) In developing and maintaining the questionnaire required by this section, the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System shall solicit and consider the opinions of the members of the judiciary, district clerks, and attorneys.

(f) Except as provided by Subsection (g), information contained in a completed questionnaire is confidential and is not subject to Chapter 552.

(g) The information contained in a completed questionnaire may be disclosed to:

(1) a judge assigned to hear a cause of action in which the respondent to the questionnaire is a potential juror;

(2) court personnel;  

(3) a litigant and a litigant's attorney in a cause of action in which the respondent to the questionnaire is a potential juror;  and

(4) other than information provided that is related to Section 62.102(8) or (9) , the voter registrar of a county in connection with any matter of voter registration or the administration of elections.

(h) The questionnaire must notify a person that if the person states that the person is not a citizen, the person will no longer be eligible to vote if the person fails to provide proof of citizenship.


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