March 17, 2023. This legislation, sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Senator Edward Markey, has been endorsed by 21 members of DignityMA.
The bill has not yet been assigned a number. Stay tuned.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Disabled and Elderly Jurors Non-discrimination Act’’.
SEC. 2. EXCLUSION FROM FEDERAL JURIES ON ACCOUNT OF DISABILITY OR AGE.
(a) DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED .—Section 1862 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘‘disability or age,’’ after ‘‘origin,’’
(b) QUALIFICATIONS FOR JURY SERVICE .—Section 1865 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:‘
‘(c) No person may be disqualified from serving on grand and petit juries in the district court under paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (b) on account of disability.’’.
- Boston Center for Independent Living
- Charles Carr
- COP Amputee Association-COPAA
- Easterseals Massachusetts
- Judi Fonsh MSW
- Wynn Gerhard
- Pamela Goodwin
- Margaret M. Gullette
- Anne Johansen
- Colin Killick
- Paul J. Lanzikos
- James A. Lomastro PhD
- Richard T. Moore, Former Senate President Pro Tem
- Sandy Novack, MBA, MSW
- Sue Rorke
- Dorothy Weitzman