25-1601.03. Legislative intent; jury system.

The Legislature hereby declares that it is the intent and purpose of this section and sections 25-1601, 25-1603, 25-1609, 25-1611, 25-1625, 25-1627, 25-1627.01, 25-1629, 25-1629.01 to 25-1629.04, 25-1631.03, 25-1637, 25-1639, and 25-1640 to create a jury system which will insure that:

(1) All persons selected for jury service are selected at random from a fair cross section of the population of the area served by the court;

(2) All qualified citizens have the opportunity to be considered for jury service;

(3) All qualified citizens fulfill their obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose; and

(4) No citizen is excluded from jury service in this state as a result of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status.

Source:Laws 1979, LB 234, ยง 1.