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S.B. 210





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, supplemental orders, writs of garnishment, garnishee
             27      orders, notices, and subpoenas may be served by any person 18 years of age or older at the time

             28      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.
             39          [(a) petitions;]
             40          [(b) complaints;]
             41          [(c) summonses;]
             42          [(d) supplemental orders;]
             43          [(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.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-9-12 6:17 AM

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