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S.B. 210 Enrolled
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:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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, and subpoenas may be served by any person 18 years of
27 age or older at the time of service, and who is not a party to the action or a party's attorney.
28 (2) The following persons may serve all process issued by the courts of this state:
29 (a) a peace officer employed by any political subdivision of the state acting within the
30 scope and jurisdiction of [
31 (b) a sheriff or appointed deputy sheriff employed by any county of the state;
32 (c) a constable, or the constable's deputy, serving in compliance with applicable law;
34 (d) an investigator employed by the state and authorized by law to serve civil process.
35 (3) Private investigators licensed in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 9, Private
36 Investigator Regulation Act, may [
37 process in a civil proceeding, including bench warrants, however private investigators may not
38 arrest anyone pursuant to a bench warrant.
50 (a) While serving process, a private investigator shall:
51 (i) have on the investigator's person a visible form of credentials and identification
53 (A) the person by name;
54 (B) the person as a licensed private investigator; and
55 (C) the name and address of the agency employing the investigator or, if the
56 investigator is self-employed, the address of the investigator's place of business;
57 (ii) verbally communicate to the person being served that the investigator is acting as a
58 process server; and
59 (iii) print on the first page of each document served:
60 (A) the investigator's name and identification as a private investigator; and
61 (B) the address and phone number for the investigator's place of business.
62 (b) A private investigator may not use physical force or cause a breach of the peace
63 while serving or attempting to serve process.
64 (c) A complaint regarding a private investigator serving process may be made to and
65 investigated by the sheriff of the county where the incident being complained of occurred. If
66 the sheriff determines the complaint is credible, the sheriff may restrict or prohibit a licensed
67 private investigator from serving any or all types of process within the county.
68 (4) Other persons may serve process as prescribed by Subsection (1).
69 (5) A person serving process shall legibly document the date and time of service and
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