Judiciary: Alternative Service of Process Amendment Act of 2012
The stated purpose of Bill 19-752 is to create an alternative service of process for motor vehicle cases involving nonresident defendants, and to reduce the amount of litigation related to service of process in the Superior Court of the District of Columiba. Currently proper service of process on a nonresident defendant can only occur when the plaintiff sends and receives a response from the defendant. This is problematic when the plaintiff is unable to locate the defendant. The Committee invites testimony as to the benefits and costs of creating an alternative service of process for motor vehicle cases involving nonresident defendants.