Proposal to make more convicted felons eligible for jury duty voted down

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 A proposal to make more convicted felons eligible for jury duty was voted down. 

62 members of the House voted down against the measure Monday.

Currently, felons cannot serve on a jury if they haven’t received a pardon.

The measure would have allowed people convicted of felony crimes, who have been out of prison and off parole for at least five years, to be eligible for a jury pool.

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