Private Acts: Board of Jury Comissioners & Jurors

All private acts creating county boards of jury commissioners were repealed by §22-2-201
of Tennessee Code Annotated, except in Davidson, Knox and Hamilton counties.  The general statutes dealing with jurors and juries can be found in T.C.A. title 22.  County boards of jury commissioners are described in T.C.A. §22-2-201, and the qualifications of a juror are listed in T.C.A. §22-1-101.

The following acts once affected jurors or boards of jury commissioners in Grainger County,
but are no longer operative.  Also referenced below is an act which repealed prior law without
providing new substantive provisions.

  1. Acts of 1796 (1st Sess.), Chapter 28, placed the new county of Grainger in the Hamilton
    District and set the number of jurors required to be sent to the superior courts of law and
    equity of Hamilton District.
  2. Acts of 1797, Chapter 7, apportioned the number of jurors each county of those comprising the Hamilton District should return to the superior courts of law and equity of said district. Grainger was required to return five.
  3. Acts of 1798, Chapter 21, increased the number of jurors Grainger County was required to furnish the superior courts of law and equity of Hamilton District to seven.
  4. Acts of 1801, Chapter 59, apportioned the number of jurors required of each county for the superior courts of law and equity of Hamilton District. Grainger County was required to send four.  This act was repealed by Private Acts of 1978, Chapter 163.
  5. Private Acts of 1923, Chapter 298, created a board of jury commissioners for Grainger County.
  6. Private Acts of 1955, Chapter 374, set the pay of the members of the board of jury commissioners in Grainger County to $6.00 per day.

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