2003-2004 Regular Session - HB 1657
Juries; peremptory challenges; equal number of strikes
First Reader Summary
A BILL to amend Article 5 of Chapter 12 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to trial juries, so as to provide the state and the accused with same number of peremptory challenges in misdemeanor, felony, and death penalty cases, and in challenging alternate jurors; to provide the manner in which peremptory challenges are made; to change provisions relating to the challenges for cause; to change provisions relating to challenges for cause in civil cases; to amend Code Section 17-8-4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the procedure for trial of jointly indicted defendants and other matters relating to jointly indicted defendants, so as to provide the state with an equal number of additional peremptory challenges in trials for jointly indicted defendants; and for other purposes.
Mar/02/2004 - House Second Readers
Mar/01/2004 - House First Readers
Feb/26/2004 - House Hopper