H.B. 2282 would require process servers to show proof of service by a statement subject to the penalty of perjury as to the time, place, and manner of such service. Under current law, the server is required to make a signed return of service instead of a statement subject to the penalty of perjury.
Perjury in the above situation is a level 9 nonperson felony.
The bill also authorizes the inclusion of costs of mileage and fees of private process servers in the taxation of court costs.
A Deputy Attorney General expressed support for the bill. A conferee from the Office of Judicial Administration also spoke in favor of the measure.
The fiscal note indicates no fiscal impact.
The Senate Committee amended the bill to require the statement subject to the penalty of perjury and the inclusion of costs of private process servers in the taxation of costs.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.