Bill to allow non-citizens to be jurors: Legal residents would have to be 18, proficient in English

SACRAMENTO - Lawmakers in California are trying to decide whether a "jury of peers" means U.S. citizens.

A proposed bill would allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve as potential jurors. But those eligible will still need to be at least 18 years of age and proficient in English.

Proponents say the bill will help with the shortage of jurors. The bill as passed in the State Assembly and will head to the Senate.

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