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S.B. 210

This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM by khelgesen. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM by khelgesen. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 10:32 PM by jeyring. -->             

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Senate Committee Amendments 2-14-2012 kh/ecm



Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

House Sponsor: V. Lowry Snow


             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill expands the types of process a person over the age of 18 is permitted to serve
             10      and allows private investigators to serve all civil process.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    expands the types of process a person over the age of 18 is permitted to serve; and
             14          .    allows private investigators to serve all civil process.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          78B-8-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3

             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 78B-8-302 is amended to read:
             25           78B-8-302. Process servers.
             26          (1) Complaints, summonses, S. [ supplemental orders, writs of garnishment, garnishee
             27      orders, notices,
] .S
and subpoenas may be served by any person 18 years of age or older at the time

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House Floor Amendments 3-8-2012 je/ecm

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Senate 2nd Reading Amendments 3-1-2012 kh/ecm
     of service, and who is not a party to the action or a party's attorney.
             29          (2) The following persons may serve all process issued by the courts of this state:
             30          (a) a peace officer employed by any political subdivision of the state acting within the
             31      scope and jurisdiction of [his] the peace officer's employment;
             32          (b) a sheriff or appointed deputy sheriff employed by any county of the state;
             33          (c) a constable, or the constable's deputy, serving in compliance with applicable law;
             34      and
             35          (d) an investigator employed by the state and authorized by law to serve civil process.
             36          (3) Private investigators licensed in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 9, Private
             37      Investigator Regulation Act, may [only] serve [the following forms of process:] all forms of
             38      process in a civil proceeding S. , including bench warrants, however private investigators may
             38a      not arrest anyone pursuant to a bench warrant .S .
             38b      H. (a) While serving process, a private investigator shall:    
             38c          (i) have on the investigator's person a visible form of credentials and identification
             38d      identifying:
             38e          (A) the person by name;
             38f          (B) the person as a licensed private investigator; and
             38g          (C) the name and address of the agency employing the investigator or, if the
             38h      investigator is self-employed, the address of the investigator's place of business.    
             38i          (ii) verbally communicate to the person being served that the investigator is acting as a
             38j      process server; and
             38k          (iii) print on the first page of each document served:
             38l          (A) the investigator's name and identification as a private investigator; and
             38m          (B) the address and phone number for the investigator's place of business.
             38n          (b) A private investigator may not use physical force or cause a breach of the peace
             38o      while serving or attempting to serve process.
             38p          (c) A complaint regarding a private investigator serving process may be made to and
             38q      investigated by the Sheriff of the county where the incident being complained of occurred. If
             38r      the Sheriff determines the complaint is credible, the Sheriff may restrict or prohibit a licensed
             38s      private investigator from serving any or all types of process within the county. .H
             39          [(a) petitions;]
             40          [(b) complaints;]
             41          [(c) summonses;]
             42          [(d) supplemental orders;]

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House Floor Amendments 3-8-2012 je/ecm
         [(e) orders to show cause;]
             44          [(f) notices;]
             45          [(g) small claims affidavits;]
             46          [(h) small claims orders;]
             47          [(i) writs of garnishment;]
             48          [(j) garnishee orders; and]
             49          [(k) subpoenas duces tecum.]
             50          (4) Other persons may serve process as prescribed by Subsection (1).
             51          (5) A person serving process shall legibly document the date and time of service and
             52      [his] the person's name and address on the return of service.

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