The California Legislature approved "The Right to a Jury of Your Peers," allowing people with a prior felony conviction to serve on juries in California for the first time.
Current California law excludes from jury service people who may have had a graffiti conviction when they were 18 or a marijuana conviction from high school.
Under SB 310, those with a felony record would be eligible to serve on a jury, unless the person is on parole or probation, or a registered sex offender for a felony conviction.
Here's the text of SB 310, which suggests that there's now an overlap between voting and serving on juries--with the exception of registered sex offenders.
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