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43-158. Same; persons excluded from jury service. The following persons shall be excused from jury service: (a) Persons unable to understand the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to respond to a jury questionnaire form prepared by the commissioner;

(b) persons under adjudication of incompetency;

(c) persons who within 10 years immediately preceding have been convicted of or pleaded guilty, or nolo contendere, to an indictment or information charging a felony;

(d) persons who have served as jurors in the county within one year immediately preceding; and

(e) a mother breastfeeding her child. Jury service shall be postponed until such mother is no longer breastfeeding the child.

History: L. 1971, ch. 176, § 4; L. 1998, ch. 195, § 3; L. 2000, ch. 42, § 1; L. 2006, ch. 11, § 2; March 16.

Revisor's Note:

Exemptions provided herein applicable in criminal prosecutions; exemption not a basis for challenge, see 22-3408.

Scope of questions in juror examination, see Kansas Benchbook (1978), Kansas Judicial Council, pp. 88, 89.


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