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An Act relating to process servers; amending 12 O.S.
2011, Section 158.1, as last amended by Section 1,
Chapter 76, O.S.L. 2013 (12 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section
158.1), which relates to the licensure of private
process servers; prohibiting certain persons from
applying, reapplying or obtaining process server
license; deleting certain notification of hearing
requirement; making certain acts unlawful; providing
penalty; amending 21 O.S. 2011, Section 650.6, which
relates to penalties for assault and battery upon
court officials; making certain acts unlawful;
providing penalty; amending 21 O.S. 2011, Section
1319, which relates to penalties for resisting legal
process; expanding scope of crime; and providing an
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OKLAHOMA HB 2715:
(REPRESENTATIVE TESS TEAGUE)
WE SENT REPRESENTATIVE TEAGUE A FOUR PAGE LETTER, ON FEBRUARY 07, 2018, THAT VERY SPECIFICALLY LAID OUT OBJECTIONS WE RAISED TO MANY OF THE PRE-EXISTING SEGMENTS OF THIS RE-NUMBERED BILL. REP. TEAGUE HAD A FEW CHANGES THAT SHE WANTED BUT THEN WANTED TO RUN THE OLD LANGUAGE OF THE PREVIOUS BILL THROUGH, AS IS.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS DONE MANY TIMES WITHOUT NEW AUTHORS TAKING A LOOK AT THE OLD LANGUAGE OF THE BILL THEY ARE CHANGING. THIS CURRENT AUTHOR, WANTED TO ALLOW ELECTRONICALLY FILING OF DOCUMENTS CONCERNING
WE ARE OPPOSED TO ELECTRONIC FILING FOR MANY REASONS WHICH WE EXPLAINED TO REP. TEAGUE. WE SENT THOSE FOUR PAGES, LINE BY LINE, EXPLAINING WHY WE WERE REQUESTING THE CHANGES WE LISTED.
AS YOU CAN SEE, ELECTRONIC FILING SEEMS TO BE ON THE MINDS OF OUR LEGISLATORS AND ALL FOR THE WRONG REASONS.
WE SENT REP. TEAGUE AN E-MAIL, ON MARCH 20, 2018, REQUESTING A RESPONSE FROM HER CONCERNING OUR LETTER AND TO LET HER KNOW, AS WE DID IN OUR LETTER TO HER, THAT WE COULD SUPPORT HER BILL IF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS WERE CHANGED.
WE NEVER HEARD FROM REP. TEAGUE OR HER OFFICE.
OKLAHOMA SB 1522:
(SENATOR LEEWRIGHT AND REPRESENTATIVE TERRY O’DONNELL)
THIS BILL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF ANY
CERTIFICATION BY THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THE INDIVIDUAL BEING SUSPENDED OR REVOKED. WE REQUESTED THAT
ELECTRONIC SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION BY THE ABOVE ENTITY, FOR THE
STATED REASON, IS UNACCEPTABLE. THE AUTHORS CHANGED THEIR WORDING TO “SERVED PERSONALLY” OR “BY REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL.”
THIS BILL DISALLOWS E-MAIL OF SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF ANY CERTIFICATION BY THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD.
WE APPRECIATE THE COOPERATION OF THE AUTHORS IN STRIKING DOWN ELECTRONIC SERVICE.
THE BILL PASSED WITH OUR CHANGES.
Hose Bill 1235 was introduced into the Oklahoma House by Mike Osburn (R) Oklahoma County on January 18, 2017. It was passed by the House May 11, 2017. Passed the Senate April, 2017 and was signed by the Governor May 17, 2017
HB1235: “SERVICE SHALL BE MADE AS FOLLOWS: UPON AN INMATE IN A COUNTY JAIL OR DETENTION CENTER UNDER THE JURISDICTION AND CONTROL OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF OR THE JAIL TRUST OF THE COUNTY BY DELIVERING A COPY OF THE SUMMONS AND OF THE PETITION TO THE JAIL OR DETENTION CENTER ADMINISTRATOR OR THE DESIGNEE OF SUCH ADMINISTRATOR OF THE JAIL OR DETENTION CENTER WHERE THE INMATE IS HOUSED.”
REP. KEVIN CALVEY, AUTHOR OF HB1449, HAS DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE THE PASSAGE OF THAT BILL, AGAIN, THIS YEAR.
THAT BILL WAS DEFEATED LAST YEAR AND NOW, AGAIN, THIS YEAR!
HB1449 WAS A DEVASTATING BILL TO THE PROCESS SERVICE COMMUNITY AND WOULD HAVE GREAT NEGATIVE RESULTS TO THE LEGAL COMMUNITY. WE BELIEVE HB1449 ONLY HELPED ATTORNEYS AND THEIR BIG LAND OWNER CLIENTS.
WE ARE SO PLEASE THAT THE MEMBERS OF OUR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SAW RIGHT THROUGH THAT BILL AND SAW THE DEVASTATION IT COULD HAVE BROUGHT TO ANYONE WHO HAD A COURT CASE IN OKLAHOMA!!