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2009-2010 Regular Session - HB 545
Commencement and service of civil actions; service of process; revise provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 11 of Title 9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to commencement and service of civil actions, so as to revise provisions relating to service of process; to provide for certification of persons authorized to serve process throughout the state; to provide for service upon persons residing in gated and secured communities; to provide for filing the return of service; to change certain provisions relating to process in civil practice; to provide for certification of certified process servers authorized to serve process throughout the state; to provide for qualifications, procedures, and other matters with respect to such certification; to regulate the professional conduct of certified process servers; to define the crime of impersonating a process server and provide for punishment; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/22/2010 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/11/2010 - Senate Recommitted
Mar/26/2009 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/26/2009 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/17/2009 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/12/2009 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/12/2009 - House Third Readers
Mar/05/2009 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/26/2009 - House Second Readers
Feb/25/2009 - House First Readers
Feb/24/2009 - House Hopper
3/12/2009 Modified Structured Rule; 3/12/2009 Passed House by Rules Committee Substitute
Mar/12/2009 - House Vote #275Yea(161)Nay(9)NV(3)
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