PA 14-87—HB 5556

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING FEES RECEIVED BY OFFICERS AND PERSONS SERVING PROCESS AND PERFORMING OTHER DUTIES

SUMMARY: This act increases, from $75 to $100, the maximum hourly rate state marshals receive for removing a tenant or an occupant and his or her possessions in a residential eviction.

The act also increases, by $10, each of the service of process fees state marshals and others authorized to serve process receive when service is on behalf of someone who is not a state or municipal official acting in his or her official capacity. Under prior law, such person received the following fees regardless of who requested the service:

1. a maximum of $30 for each process served;

2. $30 for each subsequent service of process, but $10 if at the same address; and

3. $10 for serving a notice to the attorney general in dissolution and postjudgment proceedings involving a party or child receiving public assistance.

The act retains these fees when service is on behalf of an official of (1) the state; (2) a state agency, board, or commission; or (3) a municipality, acting in his or her official capacity. (Different fees apply to service for the Judicial Branch or Division of Criminal Justice, see CGS 52-261a. ) By law, the court must waive and the state must pay the fees for service of process on behalf of an indigent party unable to pay (CGS 52-259b).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014

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