Judicial Administration

April 9, 2015 | Category: Administration

The House Ways and Means Committee heard SB 217, sponsored by Reps. Gutwein, McNamara and Lawson, on service of process fees collected by a sheriff. This bill requires a sheriff to collect a service of process fee of $25 instead of $13 from a party requesting service of a writ, an order, a process, a notice, a tax warrant, or any other paper completed by the sheriff. It also provides that a sheriff may collect an additional fee for post-judgment service. This additional money will help fund the sheriffs’ pension fund. An amendment was adopted by consent that clarifies that the $25 fee can only be charged once per case. The amended bill passed 24-0.