Monthly Archives: February 2017

MI HB4680 Addresses Sheriff Fees

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

This bill proposes increases to sheriff fees for many items relating to services. Full Text: https://legiscan.com/MI/text/HB4680/id/1626507

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MI HB4681 Service of Process Fees

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

This bill increases the fees charged for service of process in Michigan. Full Text: https://legiscan.com/MI/text/HB4681/2017

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Oklahoma Bill Allows Service in County Facilities

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

Oklahoma HB 1235 passed and was signed by their Governor. This bill allows a person licensed to serve process or who is specially appointed to serve a summons on an inmate in the county jail or detention center by delivering a copy to the administrator or their designee.

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California Electronic Service

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

California Assembly Bill 976 is active and addresses electronic service. It is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Indiana Sheriff Fees Rise

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

Indiana service fees are $28 effective 7/1/17 due to an addition of $3 for a clerk processing fee.

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Oregon Raises Sheriff Fees

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

Oregon HB 2618 has passed and will become effective 1/1/2018. It raises the fees to be collected by the sheriff as follows: • $45 for serving a summons, subpoena, citation, order or similar document to one person at a residence, $25 per person if two or more defendants are at one residence; • $80 for […]

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Vermont H0004 Signed by Governor

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

Vermont H0004 passes. It changes calendar days to business days when calculating time for a court action. http://ow.ly/hAxS30byUbH ^CT

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Florida Bills Do Not Pass

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

Florida H0511 and S1424 regarding process servers are both withdrawn from consideration.

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Indiana Legislation

Posted on April 11, 2017 by

Serve-now has distributed inaccurate information regarding Indiana legislation. HB 1452 has been inactive since its introduction. SB 532 was changed March 30, 2017, to reflect an increase in fees to $28 ($3 of which goes to the clerk) and a one time charge for the case. You can read the full bill or it’s summary […]

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Georgia HB15 would mandate efiling

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Georgia House Bill 15 sets a deadline of January1, 2018 to mandate efiling, barring hardship to the clerk. Full Text https://legiscan.com/GA/text/HB15/2017

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Vermont HB4 Addresses Time in Proceedings

Posted on January 24, 2017 by

This bill changes the wording for time from days to business days.

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Colorado HB 17-1095 Addresses Secured Communities

Posted on January 20, 2017 by

Colorado HB17-1095 would allow process servers to serve a person employed to secure a secured or gated community, or the property manager or managing agent of the property manager if it is a security device denying entrance. This would constitute valid substitute service if followed by mailing a copy of the notice to the address, […]

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Oregon HB2618 Proposes Increases for Sheriff Fees

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

The proposed fee increases are as follows: $45 ($36) for a summons, subpoena, citation, order and notice; $25 ($20) for additional persons at the sam address; $80 ($70) for seizure and sale of property and  enforcement of writs; $50 ($30) for a sheriff’s deed or certificate of redemption; $45 ($40) for a round trip of […]

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Virginia HB2216 Proposes Changes to the Putative Father Registry

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

The name of the registry would be changed to the Virginia Birth Father registry.  Other proposed changes have been made regarding birth father registration.  Read the full text here https://legiscan.com/VA/text/HB2216/2017

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TX HB1058 Prohibits E-filing Providers from Selling Court Records

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

       SECTION 1.  Subchapter I, Chapter 51, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 51.808 to read as follows:        Sec. 51.808.  PROHIBITION ON SALE OF COURT RECORDS. A person operating a system approved by the supreme court as required by Section 51.803 to electronically file a court record in a court in this state as part of the statewide electronic […]

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Oklahoma HB1235 Addresses Alternative Methods of Service

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

In summary this bill relates to service of process; requiring filing of an affidavit if alternative method of process is needed; modifying when alternative method may be used; clarifying showing of good cause; and providing an effective date.  The full bill can be found at https://legiscan.com/OK/text/HB1235/2017

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Nebraska Legislature Bill 509 Changes Issuance of Subpoenas

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

There are many changes to this bill.  Read the full text at https://legiscan.com/NE/text/LB509/2017  

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Indiana is Conflicted in Raising Sheriffs Fees

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

The Sheriffs in Indiana have been challenged for some time with low fees for service of process.  It took nine years for them to increase their rates from $13 to $25.  Tuesday, Republican Senator Boots proposed Senate Bill 532, reducing the fees back to $13 and allowing them to charge for every service made in […]

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Arizona SB1075 proposes Aggravated Assault on Process Server

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

This bill proposes aggravated assault charges for harmingg duly appointed or certified private process server while engaged in the execution of any official duties or if the assault results from the execution of the private process server’s official duties.

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Washington SB5273 Proposes Mandatory Efiling by 12/31/19

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 2.04 RCW to read as follows: (1) By December 31, 2018, the superior courts of each county with a population of four hundred fifty thousand or more shall fully implement the electronic filing of documents in compliance with the court rules, electronic filing technical […]

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Virginia Legislation introduced to allow process servers access to restricted access communities

Posted on January 4, 2017 by

Virginia Legislation introduced to require An employee or agent of an owner of multifamily residential real estate or a common interest community, as defined in §55-528, exercising physical control over common entry points to restrict access to the multifamily residential real estate or the common interest community shall grant entry to a person attempting to […]

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Florida Statute 48.092 takes affect January 1, 2017

Posted on January 4, 2017 by

Florida statue 48.092 takes effect January 1, 2017 and addresses service on a financial institution. 48.092 1) If a bank doesn’t want legal documents to go to a branch, it must designate an R/A (registered agent) with Sunbiz and if one is designated, service must be made to the designated R/A or R/A Company, who […]

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South Carolina Bill 3337 would revise filing and recording fees

Posted on January 4, 2017 by

Section 8-21-310 of the 1976 Code would be stricken in its entirety and replaced with the following: (A)    Except as otherwise expressly provided, the clerks of court and registers of deeds or county treasurers, as may be determined by the governing body of the county, shall collect the uniform filing fee of thirty-five dollars […]

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Arizona SB1018 would allow Certified Process Servers access to motor vehicle records

Posted on January 4, 2017 by

State of Arizona Senate Fifty-third Legislature First Regular Session 2017 SB 1018 Introduced by Senator Kavanagh AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 28-455, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECORDS. Underlined items are new. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: Section 1. Section 28-455, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to […]

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NYS00029 would replace bound paper record keeping for process servers with third party contractor

Posted on January 4, 2017 by

S00029 Text: STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 29 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (Prefiled) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN — read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to process server records EXPLANATION–Matter […]

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Indiana Attorneys Now Required to Report Misdemeanors

Posted on November 17, 2016 by

Indiana attorneys now are explicitly required to report to the Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission any misdemeanor or felony conviction under sweeping changes to Admission and Discipline Rule 23. http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-rules-2016-1103-adm-disc.pdf

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District Court Fees Changing December 1st

Posted on November 16, 2016 by

The following are some of the fees changing December 1st. A complete list can be found here http://www.insd.uscourts.gov/news/notice-increase-certain-fees-0. • Attorney admissions to practice will increase to $231 • Miscellaneous Matter filings will increase to $47 • Record searches will increase to $31 • Exemplification of documents or papers will increase to $22 • Recordings reproductions […]

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US Supreme Court Justice Dies

Posted on February 14, 2016 by

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative judge, died in Texas yesterday at the age of 79.  Read his biography and accomplishments here http://www.biography.com/people/antonin-scalia-9473091  

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Arizona Proposes Adding Certified Process Servers Access to DOT Records

Posted on February 12, 2016 by

Arizona SB 1061 adds Certified Process Servers to those given access to personal information from the Department of Public Transportation. Read the full text here https://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1061/2016 Blog post by Christine Petri, Express Process Service, Inc.

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Illinois HB 6327 – Illinois Process Servers Required to Wear Body Cameras (Proposed Bill)

Posted on February 12, 2016 by

Illinois Rep. LaShawn Ford introduced yesterday HB 6327 which amends the Civil Practice Law of the Code of Civil Procedure. It provides that in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more, a special process server shall wear a body camera while serving process. It also provides that a special process server shall record all attempts […]

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Hawaii SB7

Posted on February 10, 2016 by

1/13/16 HI SB7 – assault in the second degree – The person intentionally causes bodily injury to a process server who is engaged in the performance of duty, with the intent to obstruct the process server’s performance of duty or with the intent to retaliate against the process server for performing service. For the purpose […]

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ILAPPS Becomes Chartered State with NAPPS

Posted on November 10, 2015 by

Congratulations to ILAPPS for becoming NAPPS’ 13th chartered state association at the board meeting November 7th!  The attendance of so many from the association shows the dedication of the board and membership to their cause.

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New rules for Federal Courts take effect December 1, 2015

Posted on October 29, 2015 by

According to the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the amendments are aimed at achieving the following goals: Shorten time limit for serving to 90 days (from the previous limit of 120 days) Improve early and active judicial case management through amendments to Rules 4(m) and 16 Enhance the means of keeping discovery proportional to […]

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Uniform Business Organizations Provisions – Senate Bill 5387

Posted on August 18, 2015 by

Washington State recently passed HB 5387. This bill consists of rules for the Secretary of State and corporations. In this bill there is an allowance for registered or certified mailing if the corporation no longer has a registered agent or after due diligence. Another part of this bill is “service in other forms”. A commercial […]

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Michigan House Bill 4786

Posted on August 18, 2015 by

This bill allows process servers into a gated community and requires businesses to grant access to process servers. Failure to comply is punishable by up to 93 days imprisonment, $500 fine or both. The bill was introduce July 15th and is currently being edited for approval. We are hopeful Michigan servers will be successful with […]

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