Nebraska Revised Statute 25-1647
Jury commissioner; designation; salary; expenses; duties; salary increase, when effective.
(1) In each county of the State of Nebraska there shall be a jury commissioner.
(2) In counties having a population of not more than seventy-five thousand inhabitants, the clerk of the district court shall be jury commissioner ex officio.
(3) In counties having a population of more than seventy-five thousand and not more than two hundred thousand inhabitants, the jury commissioner shall be a separate office in the county government or the duties may be performed, when authorized by the judges of the district court within such counties, by the election commissioner. The jury commissioner shall receive an annual salary of not less than one thousand two hundred dollars.
(4) In counties having a population in excess of two hundred thousand inhabitants, the judges of the district court within such counties shall determine whether the clerk of the district court will perform the duties of jury commissioner without additional compensation or the election commissioner will be jury commissioner ex officio. If the jury commissioner is to receive a salary, the amount of the salary shall be fixed by the judges of the district court in an amount not to exceed three thousand dollars per annum.
(5) In all counties the necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of jury commissioner shall be paid by the county board of the county out of the general fund, upon proper claims approved by one of the district judges in the judicial district and duly filed with the county board.
(6) In all counties the jury commissioner shall prepare and file the annual inventory statement with the county board of the county of all county personal property in his or her custody or possession, as provided in sections 23-346 to 23-350.
(7) This section shall be so interpreted as to effectuate its general purpose, to provide, in the public interest, adequate compensation for the jury commissioner and to permit a change in such salary as soon as the change may become operative under the Constitution of Nebraska.
- Laws 1915, c. 248, § 1, p. 568;
- C.S.1922, § 9095;
- C.S.1929, § 20-1625;
- Laws 1931, c. 65, § 5, p. 178;
- Laws 1939, c. 28, § 20, p. 159;
- C.S.Supp.,1941, § 20-1625;
- R.S.1943, § 25-1625;
- Laws 1947, c. 62, § 9, p. 202;
- Laws 1953, c. 72, § 6, p. 227;
- Laws 1961, c. 113, § 1, p. 352;
- Laws 1971, LB 547, § 1;
- Laws 1975, LB 527, § 1;
- Laws 1979, LB 234, § 6;
- Laws 2003, LB 19, § 4;
- Laws 2010, LB712, § 2;
- Laws 2013, LB169, § 1;
- R.S.1943, (2016), § 25-1625;
- Laws 2020, LB387, § 4.
- Operative Date: January 1, 2021
Statutory procedure for selection and impaneling of juries in a county the size of Douglas is provided. Maher v. State, 144 Neb. 463, 13 N.W.2d 641 (1944).
Jury commissioner act indicates modern trend against advance disclosure of names of jurors. Fetty v. State, 118 Neb. 169, 223 N.W. 955 (1929).