|CIVIL PROCESS SERVERS
ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
|TEXAS PROCESS WATCH
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|February 26, 2017 LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Senate Bill 43 and House Bill 2412
Two bills have been filed at the Texas Legislature this Session that will directly affect
private process servers.
SENATE BILL 43: This bill has been on file since November 14, 2016. It will decrease
your certification term from 3 years to 2, and increase renewal costs and the frequency of
having to take continuing education courses.
HOUSE BILL 2412: This bill, filed on February 24, 2017, will provide Statewide authority
to serve citations without any associated out-of-pocket costs. HB 2412 will:
1. Finally give statutory authority to private individuals to serve civil process in Texas.
(For the past 30 years, we have only been allowed to serve civil process by Rules adopted
by the Supreme Court.)
2. Provide Statewide authority for private process servers. (We will be able to serve
citations and notices issued out of all Probate, Justice, County and District Courts in all 254
counties in Texas.)
3. Enable you to put new process servers into the field, instantly, without having to wait
for them to take training courses or to apply and wait for certification.
4. Reduce the cost of doing business.
If you have questions about either of these bills; and especially if you would like to help
get HB 2412 passed this Session, please contact us.
Dana McMichael; (512) 477-2681; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tod E. Pendergrass; (512) 447-2300; email@example.com
Directors of the Civil Process Servers Association of Texas