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File #: 2023-0174    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2023 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/16/2023
Enactment date: 5/22/2023 Enactment #: 19612
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the servicing of summons and processing of lawsuits by King County; and amending Ordinance 13, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.04.010 and Ordinance 3581 Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.21.080.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Code sections: 2.04.010 - *, 2.21.080 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19612, 2. 2023-0174_AMD1_Typo_LangConsist_Final, 3. 2023-0174_AMDT1_CodeTypo_Final, 4. 2023-0174_ServiceofSummons_SR_Final, 5. 2023-0174_Revised_SR_ServiceofSummons
Drafter
Clerk 05/09/2023
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to the servicing of summons and processing of lawsuits by King County; and amending Ordinance 13, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.04.010 and Ordinance 3581 Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.21.080.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Ordinance 13, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.04.010 is hereby amended as follows:
A. For the purpose of service of summons on King County under provisions of RCW 4.28.080, the person to be served is the ((clerk of the county council)) manager of the records and licensing services division.
B.((1. A During a period of an emergency proclaimed by the executive, and as directed by the chair of the council in writing and until the emergency provisions for acceptance of service are ended in accordance with subsection B.4. of this section, the clerk of the council)) The manager of the records and licensing division shall accept service by:
((a.)) 1. ((e))Email to (clerkemergencyserviceprocess@kingcounty.gov)) kcserviceofsummons@kingcounty.gov; or
((b. the U.S. postal service)) In person Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the King County Customer Service Center, 201 South Jackson Street, Room 202, Seattle, Washington, 98104.
((2. The clerk of the council shall post the email address in subsection B.1.a. of this section on the county council's home web page during the period described in subsection B.1. of this section.
3. If directed by the chair of the council to accept service in accordance with this subsection B.1. of this section, the clerk of the council shall notify in writing, by email and letter, the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association of activation of the emergency service of process provisions described in subsection B.1. of this section.
4. The clerk of the council shall accept service by email or the U.S. postal service in accordance with this subsection until either the executive te...

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