|LAWS OF THE 2001 REGULAR SESSION
OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA
Section 1. Section 236.3, unnumbered paragraph 2, Code 2001, is amended by striking the unnumbered paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
The filing fee and court costs for an order for protection under this chapter shall be waived for the plaintiff. The clerk of court, the sheriff of any county in this state, and other law enforcement and corrections officers shall perform their duties relating to service of process without charge to the petitioner. When an order for protection is entered by the court, the court may direct the defendant to pay to the clerk of court the plaintiff's filing fees and reasonable costs of service of process if the court determines the defendant has the ability to pay the plaintiff's fees and costs.
Sec. 2. Section 236.19, subsection 5, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows:
5. Filing and service costs in connection with foreign protective orders
as provided in section 236.3.
Approved April 18, 2001
Updated: 25-Oct-2001 02:55 PM