A Maryland bill would repeal certain disqualifications for serving on a jury, and proponents argue that it is centered on reenfranchisement. HB260, which is cross-filed in the Senate under SB625, “alters the circumstances under which an individual may be disqualified from jury service,” according to the bill’s fiscal analysis. The bill aims to repeal part of current Maryland law that states that if a person has been sentenced to more than one year of incarceration or they have pending charges for a crime that is punishable for imprisonment more than one year, then they cannot serve on a jury.
Maryland bill would repeal some jury disqualifications in bid to bring about reenfranchisement
April 8, 2021