SB 0396 Licenses for Special Process Servers
LR Number:L1503.01I Fiscal Note:1503-01
Committee:Corrections and General Laws
Last Action:02/17/97 - Referred S Corrections & General Laws Committee Journal page:S223
Effective Date:January 1, 1998
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SB 396 - This act imposes certain requirements on special process servers.

A person must have a valid license to serve process and a card that identifies such person as a special process server. The county sheriff shall issue a license to a person who: 1) is a resident of such county or nonresident of the state; 2) has a high school diploma or G.E.D.; 3) has not been convicted of a felony; 4) has passed a training course approved by the Department of Public Safety; and 5) pays an annual license fee of $200, or $300 if a nonresident of the state. The sheriff shall file a list of all special process servers with the circuit court.

The sheriff may revoke a license if the special process server: 1) misrepresents his authority; 2) has been convicted of a felony; or 3) has improperly used his license. Service of process, issued by a person with a void or revoked license, is effective if the court did not know that such license was void or revoked.

The Department of Public Safety shall establish the requirements for the training course. The department shall also design the licenses to be issued to successful applicants.

A special process server may carry a concealed firearm while serving process if such person passes an annual firearms test.

This act takes effect January 1, 1998.