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Quorum of Jurors needed to conduct business

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The quorum is the minimum number of jurors that need to be present for a state grand jury to be able to conduct business, such as considering whether charges should be brought against someone or investigating criminal activity or the conduct of public business in the community. The list below gives the minimum number of grand jurors needed for a grand jury to convene in each state. Since a few states use different-sized grand juries for different purposes, some of the entries list quorums of different sizes (such as "14 or 8 or 12"). These numbers give the quorum needed for the various kinds of grand juries used in that state. The entry NA indicates that because of the small size of the state's grand juries, no quorum is specified. The last entry for each state is a citation to the statute or court rule that sets the quorum for the grand jury.

AL map

13 jurors
Ala. R. Crim. P. 12.2(c)
& Ala. Code 12-16-207(b)

AK map

12 jurors
Alaska R. Crim. P. 6(n)(1)

AZ map

9 jurors
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 21-322(b)

AR map

12 jurors
Ark. Code. Ann. 16-84-402(a)

CA map

4 or 8 or 12 jurors
Cal. Penal Code 916 & 940

CO map

9 jurors
Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. 13-72-102

CT map

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. 54-47(b)(3)

DE map

9 or 7 jurors
Del. Code. Ann. Tit. 10 4505

DC map

16 jurors
D.C. Sup. Ct. R. Crim. P. 6(a)(1)

FL map

12 or 15 jurors
Fla. Stat. Ann. 905.01(1)
& 905.37

GA map

16 jurors
Ga. Code Ann. 15-12-61(a)
& 15-12-100(b)

HI map

8 jurors
Haw. R. Penal P. 6(f)

ID map

12 jurors
Id. Code 2-502
& Id. R. Crim. P. 6(a)

IL map

12 jurors
Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 705 305/16
& Ch. 725 5/112-2(a)

IN map

5 jurors
Ind. Code. Ann. 35-34-2-4(a)

IO map

5 jurors
Iowa R. Crim. P. 4(4)

KS map

12 jurors
Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-3001(3)

KY map

9 jurors
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann.
Admin. Proc. 20

LA map

9 jurors
La. Code Crim. P. Ann. 435

ME map

13 jurors
Maine R. Crim. P. 6(a)

MD map

12 jurors
In re Criminal Investigation No. 437, 316 Md. 66, 71-72, 57 A.2d 235, 237 (Md. 1989)
MA map 12 jurors
Mass. R. Crim. P. 5(e)

MI map

13 jurors
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. 767.11

MN map

16 jurors
Minn. Stat. 628.41(1) & Minn. R. Crim. P. 18.03(1)

MS map

15 jurors
Miss. Code Ann. 13-7-5

MO map

12 jurors
Mo. Const. Art. I 16

MT map

11 jurors
Mont. Code Ann. 3-15-602(1)

NE map

12 jurors
Neb. Rev. Stat. 29-1416(1)

NV map

12 jurors
Nev. Rev. Stat. 172.255(1)

NH map

12 jurors
Powell v. Pappagianis, 108 N.H. 523, 524, 238 A.2d 733, 734 (N.H. 1968)

NJ map

12 jurors
N.J. R. Crim. P. 3:6-8(a)

NM map

12 jurors
N.M. Stat. Ann. 31-6-1 & N.M. Const. Art. II 14

NY map

16 jurors
N.Y. Crim. Pro. Law 190.25(1) (McKinney 1995)

NC map

12 jurors
N.C. Gen. Stat. 15a-621 & 15a-623(a)

ND map

8 jurors
N.D. Cent. Code 29-10.1-01
& 29-10.2-03

OH map

9 jurors
Ohio R. Crim. P. 6(a)

OK map

12 jurors
Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 22 311

OR map

5 jurors
Or. Rev. Stat. 132110(3)

PA map

15 jurors
42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. 4545(b)

RI map

13-23 jurors
R.I. Gen. Laws 12-11-1
& 12-11.1-1
& R.I. Super. R. Crim. P. 6(a)

SC map

12 jurors
S.C. Code Ann. 14-7-1620

SD map

6 jurors
S.D. Codified Laws 23a-5-18

TN map

12 jurors
Tenn. R. Crim. P. 6(a)(1)

TX map

9 jurors
Tex. Crim. Proc. Code 19.40

UT map

9 jurors
Utah Code Ann. 77-10a-4(1)

VT map

18 jurors
Vermont R. Crim. P. 6(a)

VA map

5 or 7 jurors
Va. Code. Ann. 19.2-195

WA map

12 jurors
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. 10.27.020(6)

WV map

15 jurors
W. Va. Code 52-2-4

WI map

14 jurors
Wis. Stat. Ann. 756.16

WY map

9 jurors
Wyo. R. Crim. P. 6(a)(4)(B)

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