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The DC Code: § 13-302.01 Service by Metropolitan Police Department.

Index13 Procedure Generally. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Metropolitan Police Department shall execute, upon request, a bench warrant in any case in which paternity establishment or child support is at issue.
b
The Metropolitan Police Department shall serve civil process in any case in which paternity establishment or child support is at issue and shall serve the process at the request of the IV-D agency in any IV-D case. In a non-IV-D case, a judicial officer may order the Metropolitan Police Department to serve process pursuant to this section or to accompany a private process server upon a finding of danger to the process server or a finding that the respondent is evading service. The affidavit of a private process server shall be considered sufficient evidence for a finding of danger or evasion of service.
c
A special unit that consists of at least 4 police officers shall be established for the exclusive purpose of performing the duties enumerated in section 13-302.01(a) and (b).
d
The IV-D agency shall provide funds to the Metropolitan Police Department to pay for the full cost, including administrative costs, of providing the services in section 13-302.01(a) and (b) in all IV-D cases.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 13-302.1. Legislative History of Laws Law 9-5. the "District of Columbia Paternity Establishment Temporary Act of 1991," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-142. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 5, 1991, and April 9, 1991, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 26, 1991, it was assigned Act No. 9-20 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 9-39, the "District of Columbia Paternity Establishment Act of 1991," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-2, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 4, 1991, and July 2, 1991, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 24, 1991, it was assigned Act No. 9-76 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Miscellaneous Notes Section 25(b) of D.C. Law 15-354 provides that the section designation of § 13-302.1 of the District of Columbia Official Code is redesignated as § 13- 302.01. DC CODE § 13-302.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 18, 1991, D.C. Law 9-5, § 3(b), 38 DCR 2717; Aug. 17, 1991, D.C. Law 9-39, § 3(b), 38 DCR 4970.)