HB17-1142 - Electronic Court Hearing Notices

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning notices of certain court proceedings.

Under current law, the clerk of the court mails notice of the filing of certain petitions and the date and time of hearings on the petition to specified interested parties by registered mail. The bill changes the process so the clerk of the court may send the notice by first-class mail or electronically using the e-filing system of the judicial department.

Under current law, if a respondent in a domestic relations action cannot be personally served and is served by publication, the clerk of the court is required to post a copy of the process on a bulletin board in the clerk's office for 35 days after the date of publication and may post the notice online on the court's website. The bill gives the clerk the option of posting the notice online on the court's website rather than on a bulletin board.

The bill also updates the time frame for holding certain hearings to multiples of 7 days.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Senate Committees

Latest update: March 20, 2017
03/20/2017 - Governor Signed
03/16/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/16/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/14/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/09/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/22/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
02/22/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/21/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/17/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/14/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/01/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary