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CS/HB 59 (2011) -  Service of Process

by Civil Justice Subcommittee and Julien (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Boyd; Brodeur; Burgin; Drake; Gaetz; Hager; Horner; McBurney; Metz; O'Toole; Roberson, K.; Stargel; Van Zant; Wood; Young
Authorizes sheriff to charge fee for processing writ of execution; authorizes person to provide sheriff with electronic copy of service of process; directs process server to place required information on first page of at least one of processes served; requires process server to list all initial pleadings delivered & served along with process on return-of-service form; requires person issuing process to file return-of-service form with court; grants authorized process servers unannounced access to specified residential areas where defendant or witness resides or is known to be; authorizes person attempting to serve process on registered agent of corporation to serve process, in specified circumstances, on any employee of registered agent during first attempt at service even if registered agent is temporarily absent from his or her office; revises number of copies of process that must be served on statutory agents for certain persons; requires process server to sign return-of-service form; authorizes employee of sheriff to sign return-of-service form electronically; provides that failure to sign return-of-service form invalidates service & subjects process server to fine; reduces number of copies to be served on CFO or assistant as process agent of insurer; provides that records may be retained as paper or electronic copies.
Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Last Event: 06/17/11 Chapter No. 2011-159 on Friday, June 17, 2011 6:56 PM
Date Available for Final Passage: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 5:06 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

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Bill Text

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Chamber Committee
Chamber: House Committee: Final Bill Analysis 6/27/2011 3:50:17 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 4/21/2011 6:47:34 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 4/20/2011 11:42:30 AM
Chamber: House Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee 4/5/2011 10:58:08 AM
Chamber: House Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee 3/30/2011 7:30:50 PM

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 04/29/2011 05:07 PM   Yeas: 117 Nays: 0 Action: Passage Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 400] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 05/03/2011 03:36 PM   Yeas: 38 Nays: 0 Action: Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 31] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: Chapter No. 2011-159 Time: 06/17/2011 - 6:56 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Approved by Governor Time: 06/17/2011 - 3:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Signed by Officers and presented to Governor Time: 06/09/2011 - 12:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: H Ordered enrolled Time: 05/03/2011 - 4:43 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H In Messages Time: 05/03/2011 - 4:43 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 743 Time: 05/03/2011 - 3:36 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Read 3rd time -SJ 743 Time: 05/03/2011 - 3:36 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading Time: 05/03/2011 - 3:35 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 743 Time: 05/03/2011 - 3:35 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Substituted for CS/SB 328 -SJ 743 Time: 05/03/2011 - 3:35 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Withdrawn from Judiciary; Regulated Industries; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 743 Time: 05/03/2011 - 3:35 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Received -SJ 716 Time: 05/02/2011 - 8:49 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Referred to Judiciary; Regulated Industries; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 716 Time: 05/02/2011 - 8:37 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S In Messages Time: 04/29/2011 - 7:32 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 04/29/2011 - 7:31 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H CS passed as amended; YEAS 117, NAYS 0 Time: 04/29/2011 - 5:07 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Passage on third reading Time: 04/29/2011 - 5:07 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 04/29/2011 - 5:06 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 034369 adopted Time: 04/29/2011 - 5:06 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 887789 adopted Time: 04/29/2011 - 5:05 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 04/29/2011 - 5:04 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 034369 filed Time: 04/28/2011 - 1:05 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 887789 filed Time: 04/28/2011 - 1:03 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/29/2011) Time: 04/27/2011 - 8:20 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 04/21/2011 - 6:49 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Bill released to House Calendar Time: 04/21/2011 - 6:49 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Reported out of Judiciary Committee Time: 04/21/2011 - 6:49 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Favorable by Judiciary Committee Time: 04/21/2011 - 2:00 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Added to Judiciary Committee agenda Time: 04/19/2011 - 4:25 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Now in Judiciary Committee Time: 04/06/2011 - 12:31 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 04/06/2011 - 12:31 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 04/05/2011 - 5:17 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H CS Filed Time: 04/05/2011 - 11:16 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Time: 04/05/2011 - 11:16 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 04/05/2011 - 10:58 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable with CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 04/01/2011 - 11:30 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Civil Justice Subcommittee agenda Time: 03/30/2011 - 4:17 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/08/2011 - 10:24 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/10/2011 - 4:20 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 01/10/2011 - 4:20 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/10/2011 - 4:20 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 12/09/2010 - 7:59 AM Member: Julien Committee: Version: __