Service of process; cost of return. (SB12)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Return of service of process; costs. Provides that if a sheriff who has received process or papers to be served by him fails to return service of process within 72 hours of effecting service, the party requesting service of process may elect to have process served by a private process server. The party shall give notice of such an election to the clerk's office that issued the process and the sheriff prior to making such an election. If, at the time such notice is received, return of service of process has still not been made, the sheriff shall be liable for the costs subsequently incurred in effecting service as well as costs incurred in collecting the costs of service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080212304
12/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/30/2008Continued to 2009 in Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/05/2008Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1068.