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SB 570 — Service of Process of Witness Subpoenas

by Senator Dean

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

The bill adds civil traffic cases to the types of court cases for which service of process may be made on a witness by United States mail. Other case types for which service of process of witness subpoenas may be made by United States mail are criminal traffic, misdemeanor, and second or third degree felony cases. To serve process by mail, the server must mail the subpoena to the witness’s last known address at least 7 days before the witness’s appearance is required.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 118-0