National Association of Professional Process Servers

OK HB 1162 - Prohibits licensing of convicted felons & sex o

This bill is scheduled to be introduced on February 4, 2019. 
Summary: Process servers; prohibiting certain persons from applying, reapplying or obtaining process server license.

 OK HB 1162:
Deletes the phrase "civil cases" and replaces it with "court documents" in several places.

Adds language prohibiting persons convicted of a violent crime (Sec. 571 of Title 57), or who is required to be registered  sec offender from applying for or obtaining a process serving license. Furthermore, if a person is currently licensed as a process server but has previously been convicted of a felony crime (as defined in Sec. 571 of Title 57), or a crime that required them to register as a sex offender they shall be prohibited from renewing their license as process server.

Adds language stating that a person who knowingly serves process without a license issued by the state "shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor."

Adds language stating that every person who knowingly commits "any assault, battery, or assault and battery upon a process server licensed in this state shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by both..."

Revises and adds language concerning resisting execution of the legal process.

Adds language "In retaliation for serving process, releases or fails to control an animal at the time legal process is being executed, is, upon conviction," is punishable by one year in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000 or both.