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2014 Senate Bill 980: Revise legal notice service where address is confidential
  1. Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on June 11, 2014, to establish an alternative way of serving notice of a legal process after a court order has been entered that prohibits the disclosure of the address of a party to the action. Instead, the papers would be delivered to the court system and forwarded from there. See also House Bill 5654.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 18, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on October 1, 2014, to clarify that the court responsible for serving process on a person covered by the bill could use the usual law enforcement officers to perform the actual service of process. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 1, 2014.
  2. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on October 1, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 2, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on October 2, 2014.