The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 532 sponsored by Rep. Mahan, reducing the service of process fees from $25 to $13 and deleting a prohibition on collection of service of process fees more than one time in a case. It also provides that the sheriff shall collect a service of process fee each time the sheriff serves a document completed by the sheriff.
The bill was amended to change the fee collected to $28, that the service fee should only be collected once per case, and that $3 from each service of process fee shall be deposited into the Clerk’s record perpetuation fund. The Johnson County Sheriff, Hendricks County Sheriff, Henry County Clerk, Tippecanoe County Clerk, Elkhart County Clerk, and Association of Indiana Counties testified in support of the bill. The amended bill passed 10-0.
Read the bill at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/532