General Assembly: 88 (2019 Regular GA) - Chapter 127 - Juvenile delinquency and termination of the parent-child relationship proceedings — service of process


Published: 2019-05-10

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CHAPTER 127 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD

RELATIONSHIP PROCEEDINGS — SERVICE OF PROCESS

H.F. 707

AN ACT relating to service of process relating to juvenile delinquency proceedings and termination of the parent-child relationship proceedings.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 232.37, subsection 4, Code 2019, is amended to read as follows: 4. Service of summons or notice shall bemade personally by the sheriff by delivering a copy

of the summons or notice to the person being served. If the court determines that personal service of a summons or notice is impracticable, the court may order service by certified mail addressed to the last known address, or by electronic mail or other electronic means with the consent of the party to be served. Service of summons or notice shall be made not less than five days before the time fixed for hearing. Service of summons, notice, subpoenas or other process, after an initial valid summons or notice, shall be made in accordance with the rules of the court governing such service in civil actions.

Sec. 2. Section 232.112, subsection 3, Code 2019, is amended to read as follows: 3. Notice under this section shall be served personally, or shall be sent by restricted

certified mail, or sent by electronic mail or other electronic means with the consent of the party to be served, whichever is determined by the court to be the most effective means of notification. Such notice shall be made according to the rules of civil procedure relating to an original notice where not inconsistent with the provisions of this section. Notice by personal delivery and notice sent by electronic mail or other electronic means with the consent of the party to be served shall be served not less than seven days prior to the hearing on termination of parental rights. Notice by restricted certified mail shall be sent not less than fourteen days prior to the hearing on termination of parental rights. A notice by restricted certified mail which is refused by the necessary party given notice shall be sufficient notice to the party under this section.

Approved May 10, 2019

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