ATLANTA (March 7, 2013) – Senator Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) led the State Senate in the passage of Senate Bill 113 with a vote of 49-0. If signed into law, the bill would change the requirements for personal service of a summons on a corporation.
“Everyday, business owners receive summons requiring them to respond to legal documents,” said Sen. Jones. “Sadly, the delivery of these important documents often end up in the wrong hands, leaving the business owners in contempt of the court. This legislation now serves as a safety net for business owners when receiving service of summons.”
Under current law, personal service is made by delivering the action to the president or other officer of the corporation, secretary, cashier, or managing agent. This legislation provides the service can be made only upon the registered agent, officer and managing agent of the corporation.
SB 113 now moves on to the House of Representatives for consideration.
For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2013
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Specialist