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</p> <p>Page 1 of 1<br /> 29A.080 Disqualifications for jury service &#8212; Permanent exemption.<br /> (1) The Chief Circuit Judge or one (1) or more judges of the court, the court&#8217;s clerk, a<br /> deputy clerk, the court&#8217;s administrator, or a deputy court administrator so designated <br />by the Chief Circuit Judge shall determine on the basis of the information provided <br />on the juror qualification form whether the prospective juror is disqualified for jury <br />service for any of the reasons listed in subsection (2) of this section. This <br />determination shall be entered in the space provided on the juror qualification form. <br />The Chief Circuit Judge shall cause each disqualified juror to be immediately <br />notified of the juror&#8217;s disqualification.<br /> (2) A prospective juror is disqualified to serve on a jury if the juror:<br /> (a) Is under eighteen (18) years of age; <br />(b) Is not a citizen of the United States; <br />(c) Is not a resident of the county; <br />(d) Has insufficient knowledge of the English language; <br />(e) Has been previously convicted of a felony and has not been pardoned or<br /> received a restoration of civil rights by the Governor or other authorized <br />person of the jurisdiction in which the person was convicted;<br /> (f) Is presently under indictment; or <br />(g) Has served on a jury within the time limitations set out under KRS 29A.130.<br /> (3) The Chief Circuit Judge may grant a permanent exemption based upon an<br /> individual&#8217;s request and a finding by the Chief Circuit Judge of a permanent medical <br />condition rendering the individual incapable of serving. The judge granting the <br />permanent exemption shall notify the requesting person and the Administrative <br />Office of the Courts. Upon receiving notification of a permanent exemption the <br />Administrative Office of the Courts shall remove the person&#8217;s name from the master <br />list.<br /> (4) There shall be no waiver of these disqualifications, except that pursuant to the<br /> Federal Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, an individual with a disability <br />shall not be disqualified solely by reason of the disability. For the purposes of this <br />section, &quot;individual with a disability&quot; means a person with a physical or mental <br />impairment that substantially limits one (1) or more of the major life activities of <br />the individual, a record of the impairment, or being regarded as having the <br />impairment.<br /> Effective: July 15, 2002 <br />History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 252, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2002. &#8212; Amended<br /> 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 416, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994. &#8212; Amended 1982 Ky. Acts <br />ch. 449, sec. 8, effective October 1, 1982. &#8212; Created 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts <br />ch. 22, sec. 19, effective September 1, 1977. </p> <p>