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Title V
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Chapter 40
JURIES; PAYMENT OF JURORS AND DUE PROCESS COSTS
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F.S. 40.011
40.011 Jury lists.
(1) A clerk of the court shall generate a set of juror candidate lists derived from the source lists described in s. 40.01. The source name lists and the juror candidate lists shall be maintained as specified in this chapter and in accordance with the juror selection plan approved in s. 40.225.
(2) Pursuant to s. 40.01, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall deliver quarterly to the clerk of the circuit court in each county a list of names of persons who reside in that county, who are citizens of the United States, who are legal residents of Florida, who are 18 years of age or older, and for whom the department has a driver license or identification card record.
(3) The clerk of the circuit court shall add to the list of licensed drivers and identification cardholders the name of any person who is 18 years of age or older and who is a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of this state and who indicates a desire to serve as a juror, but whose name does not appear on the department list, by requiring such person to execute an affidavit at the office of the clerk.
(4) The affidavit executed pursuant to subsection (3) must be in substantially the following form:

State of Florida

I,    , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am   years of age; that I am a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of Florida and   County; that I personally make application for jury duty; that I am eligible to serve as a juror under the Constitution and laws of Florida; and that I reside at   (Address)  .

  (Signature)  

Sworn to and subscribed before me this   day of  ,   (year)  , at   County, Florida.

      

(Signature and title of officer
administering oath)

(5) Using the source name lists described in subsections (2) and (3), a clerk of court may generate juror candidate lists as necessary to ensure a valid and consistent juror selection process.
(a) The initial juror candidate list is derived from the name sources and shall be the master list from which prospective jurors are drawn for summons.
(b) The final juror candidate list shall contain a list of those persons, drawn from the initial candidate list as prescribed in this chapter, who are to be summoned as a pool for possible juror service.
History.s. 2, ch. 91-235; s. 1, ch. 99-6; s. 1, ch. 2002-76; s. 7, ch. 2012-100; s. 7, ch. 2013-15.