Sacramento – In response to Senate Bill 310, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) releases an Are You Kidding Me? video and speaks in opposition of this measure that would allow convicted felons to automatically qualify as trial jurors.
However, Jones feels that “Convicted felons can already petition the court for a certificate of rehabilitation after three years to establish civil and political rights.” He continues, “I support this. Once your civil rights have been restored, you should be able to serve on a jury. But to pass a new law allowing every single felon, whether or not they have completed their sentence, parole or probation, is the wrong way to proceed.”
SB 310 has passed the Senate (on a party-line 27-10 vote) and is now waiting to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.