Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1062
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Bradley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 544 - 955
    4  and insert:
    5  service electronically by e-mail or other technology by any
    6  person authorized to serve process in accordance with this
    7  chapter, or by an attorney. The court may authorize other
    8  methods of service consistent with the principles of due
    9  process. In suits involving a breach of contract, the court may
   10  consider authorizing the parties to effectuate service in the
   11  manner provided for in the contractual notice provision of the
   12  subject contract.
   13         Section 9. Subsection (1) of section 48.111, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         48.111 Service on public agencies and officers.—
   16         (1) Process against any municipal corporation, agency,
   17  board, or commission, department, or subdivision of the state or
   18  any county which has a governing board, council, or commission
   19  or which is a body corporate shall be served:
   20         (a) On the registered agent; or
   21         (b)If the municipal corporation, agency, board, or
   22  commission, department, or subdivision of the state does not
   23  have a registered agent, or if the registered agent cannot
   24  otherwise be served after one good faith attempt:
   25         1. On the president, mayor, chair, or other head thereof;
   26  and in the his or her absence of all persons listed in this
   27  subparagraph;
   28         2.(b) On the vice president, vice mayor, or vice chair, and
   29  or in the absence of all persons listed in subparagraph 1. and
   30  this subparagraph of the above;
   31         3.(c) On any member of the governing board, council, or
   32  commission, the manager of the governmental entity, if any, or
   33  an in-house attorney for the governmental entity, if any, and in
   34  the absence of all the persons listed in subparagraph 1.,
   35  subparagraph 2., and this subparagraph;
   36         4.On any employee of the governmental entity at the main
   37  office of the governmental entity.
   38         Section 10. Subsection (2) of section 48.151, Florida
   39  Statutes, is amended to read:
   40         48.151 Service on statutory agents for certain persons.—
   41         (2) This section does not apply to substituted service of
   42  process under s. 48.161 or s. 48.181 on nonresidents.
   43         Section 11. Section 48.161, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   44  read:
   45         48.161 Method of substituted service on nonresident.—
   46         (1) When authorized by law, substituted service of process
   47  on a nonresident individual or a corporation or other business
   48  entity incorporated or formed under the laws of any other state,
   49  territory, or commonwealth, or the laws of any foreign country,
   50  may or a person who conceals his or her whereabouts by serving a
   51  public officer designated by law shall be made by sending
   52  leaving a copy of the process to the office of the Secretary of
   53  State by personal delivery; by registered mail; with a fee of
   54  $8.75 with the public officer or in his or her office or by
   55  mailing the copies by certified mail, return receipt requested;
   56  by use of a commercial firm regularly engaged in the business of
   57  document or package delivery; or by electronic transmission to
   58  the public officer with the fee. The service is sufficient
   59  service on a party that defendant who has appointed or is deemed
   60  to have appointed the Secretary of State a public officer as
   61  such party’s his or her agent for the service of process. The
   62  Secretary of State shall keep a record of all process served on
   63  the Secretary of State showing the day and hour of service.
   64         (2) Notice of service and a copy of the process must shall
   65  be sent forthwith by the party effectuating service or by such
   66  party’s attorney by registered mail; by registered or certified
   67  mail, return receipt requested; or by use of a commercial firm
   68  regularly engaged in the business of document or package
   69  delivery. In addition, if the parties have recently and
   70  regularly used e-mail or other electronic means to communicate
   71  between themselves, the notice of service and a copy of the
   72  process must be sent by such electronic means or, if the party
   73  is being served by substituted service, the notice of service
   74  and a copy of the process must be served at such party’s last
   75  known physical address and, if applicable, last known electronic
   76  address. The party effectuating service shall file proof of
   77  service or return receipts showing delivery to the other party
   78  by mail or courier and by electronic means, if electronic means
   79  were used, unless the party is actively refusing or rejecting
   80  the delivery of the notice. An by the plaintiff or his or her
   81  attorney to the defendant, and the defendant’s return receipt
   82  and the affidavit of compliance of the party effectuating
   83  service plaintiff or such party’s his or her attorney must of
   84  compliance shall be filed within 40 days after on or before the
   85  date return day of service on the Secretary of State process or
   86  within such additional time as the court allows. The affidavit
   87  of compliance must set forth the facts that justify substituted
   88  service under this section and that show due diligence was
   89  exercised in attempting to locate and effectuate personal
   90  service on the party before using substituted service under this
   91  section. The party effectuating service does not need to allege
   92  in its original or amended complaint the facts required to be
   93  set forth in the affidavit of compliance.
   94         (3)When an individual or a business entity conceals its
   95  whereabouts, the party seeking to effectuate service, after
   96  exercising due diligence to locate and effectuate personal
   97  service, may use substituted service pursuant to subsection (1)
   98  in connection with any action in which the court has
   99  jurisdiction over such individual or business entity. The party
  100  seeking to effectuate service must also comply with subsection
  101  (2); however, a return receipt or other proof showing acceptance
  102  of receipt of the notice of service and a, or the notice and
  103  copy of the shall be served on the defendant, if found within
  104  the state, by an officer authorized to serve legal process by
  105  the concealed party need not be filed, or if found without the
  106  state, by a sheriff or a deputy sheriff of any county of this
  107  state or any duly constituted public officer qualified to serve
  108  like process in the state or jurisdiction where the defendant is
  109  found. The officer’s return showing service shall be filed on or
  110  before the return day of the process or within such time as the
  111  court allows. The fee paid by the plaintiff to the public
  112  officer shall be taxed as cost if he or she prevails in the
  113  action. The public officer shall keep a record of all process
  114  served on him or her showing the day and hour of service.
  115         (4) The party effectuating service is considered to have
  116  used due diligence if that party:
  117         (a) Made diligent inquiry and exerted an honest and
  118  conscientious effort appropriate to the circumstances to acquire
  119  the information necessary to effectuate personal service;
  120         (b) In seeking to effectuate personal service, reasonably
  121  employed the knowledge at the party’s command, including
  122  knowledge obtained pursuant to paragraph (a); and
  123         (c) Made an appropriate number of attempts to serve the
  124  party, taking into account the particular circumstances, during
  125  such times when and where such party is reasonably likely to be
  126  found, as determined through resources reasonably available to
  127  the party seeking to secure service of process.
  128         (5)(2) If any individual person on whom service of process
  129  is authorized under subsection (1) dies, service may be made in
  130  the same manner on his or her administrator, executor, curator,
  131  or personal representative in the same manner.
  132         (9)(3) This section does not apply to persons on whom
  133  service is authorized under s. 48.151.
  134         (6)(4) The Secretary of State public officer may designate
  135  an individual some other person in his or her office to accept
  136  service.
  137         (7) Service of process is effectuated under this section on
  138  the date the service is received by the Department of State.
  139         (8) The Department of State shall maintain a record of each
  140  process served pursuant to this section and record the time of
  141  and the action taken regarding the service.
  142         Section 12. Section 48.181, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  143  read:
  144         48.181 Substituted service on nonresidents and foreign
  145  business entities nonresident engaging in business in state or
  146  concealing their whereabouts.—
  147         (1) As used in this section, the term “foreign business
  148  entity” means any corporation or other business entity that is
  149  incorporated, formed, or existing under the laws of any other
  150  state, territory, or commonwealth, or the laws of any foreign
  151  country.
  152         (2) The acceptance by any individual person or persons,
  153  individually or associated together as a copartnership or any
  154  other form or type of association, who is a resident are
  155  residents of any other state, territory, or commonwealth, or of
  156  any foreign or country, or by any foreign business entity and
  157  all foreign corporations, and any person who is a resident of
  158  the state and who subsequently becomes a nonresident of the
  159  state or conceals his or her whereabouts, of the privilege
  160  extended by law to nonresidents and others to operate, conduct,
  161  engage in, or carry on a business or business venture in this
  162  the state, or to have an office or agency in this the state, is
  163  deemed to constitute constitutes an appointment by the
  164  individual or persons and foreign business entity corporations
  165  of the Secretary of State of this the state as its their agent
  166  on whom all process in any action or proceeding against the
  167  individual or foreign business entity them, or any combination
  168  thereof of them, arising out of any transaction or operation
  169  connected with or incidental to the business or business venture
  170  may be served as substituted service in accordance with this
  171  chapter. The acceptance of the privilege is signification of the
  172  agreement of the respective individual or persons and foreign
  173  business entity corporations that the process served against it
  174  in accordance with this chapter them which is so served is of
  175  the same validity as if served personally on the individual
  176  persons or foreign business entity corporations.
  177         (3)(2) If a foreign business entity corporation has
  178  registered to do business a resident agent or officer in this
  179  the state and has maintained its registration in an active
  180  status or otherwise continued to have a registered agent,
  181  personal service of process must first shall be attempted served
  182  on the foreign business entity in the manner and order of
  183  priority described in this chapter as applicable to the foreign
  184  business entity. If, after due diligence, the party seeking to
  185  effectuate service of process is unable to effectuate service of
  186  process on the registered agent or other official as provided in
  187  this chapter, the party may use substituted service of process
  188  on the Secretary of State resident agent or officer.
  189         (4) Any individual or foreign business entity that conceals
  190  its whereabouts is deemed to have appointed the Secretary of
  191  State as its agent on whom all process may be served, in any
  192  action or proceeding against it, or any combination thereof,
  193  arising out of any transaction or operation connected with or
  194  incidental to any business or business venture carried on in
  195  this state by such individual or foreign business entity.
  196         (5)(3) Any individual or foreign business entity that
  197  person, firm, or corporation which sells, consigns, or leases by
  198  any means whatsoever tangible or intangible personal property,
  199  through brokers, jobbers, wholesalers, or distributors to any
  200  individual person, firm, or corporation, or other business
  201  entity in this state is conclusively presumed to be both engaged
  202  in substantial and not isolated activities within this state and
  203  operating, conducting, engaging in, or carrying on a business or
  204  business venture in this state.
  205         (6) Service pursuant to this section must be effectuated in
  206  the manner prescribed by s. 48.161.
  207         Section 13. Section 48.184, Florida Statutes, is created to
  208  read:
  209         48.184Service of process for removal of unknown parties in
  210  possession.—
  211         (1)This section applies only to actions governed by s.
  212  82.03, s. 83.21, s. 83.59, or s. 723.061 and only to the extent
  213  that such actions seek relief for the removal of unknown parties
  214  in possession of real property. The provisions of this section
  215  are cumulative to other provisions of law or rules of court
  216  about service of process, and all other such provisions are
  217  cumulative to this section.
  218         (2) A summons must be issued in the name of “Unknown Party
  219  in Possession” when the name of an occupant of real property is
  220  not known to the plaintiff and the property occupied by the
  221  unknown party is identified in the complaint and summons. A
  222  separate summons must be issued for each such unknown occupant.
  223         (3) The plaintiff shall attempt to serve the summons on any
  224  unknown occupant of the property described in the summons and
  225  complaint. If service on the unknown occupant is not effectuated
  226  on the first attempt, at least two additional attempts must be
  227  made. The three attempts to obtain service must be made once
  228  during business hours, once during nonbusiness hours, and once
  229  during a weekend. The process server shall make an inquiry as to
  230  the name of the unknown occupant at the time of service. The
  231  return of service must note the name of the occupant if obtained
  232  by the process server or state that the name of the occupant
  233  could not be obtained after inquiry. If the name of the occupant
  234  becomes known to the plaintiff through the return of service or
  235  otherwise, without notice or hearing thereon, all subsequent
  236  proceedings must be conducted under the true name of such
  237  occupant and all prior proceedings are deemed amended
  238  accordingly.
  239         (4) Service of process must also be made on unknown
  240  occupants by both of the following means:
  241         (a) By attaching the summons and complaint to a conspicuous
  242  location on the premises involved in the proceedings.
  243         (b) Upon issuance of the summons, by the plaintiff
  244  providing the clerk of the court with one additional copy of the
  245  summons and complaint for each unknown occupant and a prestamped
  246  envelope for each unknown occupant addressed to the unknown
  247  occupant at the address of the premises involved in the
  248  proceedings. The clerk of the court shall immediately mail a
  249  copy of the summons and complaint by first-class mail, note the
  250  fact of mailing in the docket, and file a certificate in the
  251  court file of the fact and date of mailing. The clerk of the
  252  court shall charge such fees for such services as provided by
  253  law.
  254         (5) Service is effective on the unknown occupant in
  255  possession on the later of the date that personal service is
  256  made, the date of attaching the summons and complaint to a
  257  conspicuous location on the premises, or upon mailing by the
  258  clerk.
  259         (6) The judgment and writ of possession must refer to any
  260  unknown occupant in possession by name if the name is shown on
  261  the return of service or is otherwise known to the plaintiff. If
  262  the name of any unknown occupant in possession is not shown on
  263  the return of service or otherwise known to the plaintiff and
  264  service has been effectuated as provided in this section, the
  265  judgment and writ of possession must refer to each such person
  266  as “Unknown Party in Possession,” and the writ of possession
  267  must be executed by the sheriff by dispossessing the occupants
  268  and placing the plaintiff in possession of the property.
  269         Section 14. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 48.194,
  270  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  271         48.194 Personal service in another outside state,
  272  territory, or commonwealth of the United States.—
  273         (1) Except as otherwise provided herein, service of process
  274  on a party in another persons outside of this state, territory,
  275  or commonwealth of the United States must shall be made in the
  276  same manner as service within this state by any person
  277  authorized to serve process in the state where service shall be
  278  made the person is served. No order of court is required. A
  279  court may consider the return-of-service form described in s.
  280  48.21, or any other competent evidence, must be filed with the
  281  court stating the time, manner, and place of service. The court
  282  may consider such evidence in determining whether service has
  283  been properly made. Service of process on persons outside the
  284  United States may be required to conform to the provisions of
  285  the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and
  286  Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.
  287         (2) When where in rem or quasi in rem relief is sought in a
  288  foreclosure proceeding as defined by s. 702.09, and the address
  289  of the person to be served is known, service of process on a
  290  person in another state, territory, or commonwealth outside of
  291  the United States this state where the address of the person to
  292  be served is known may be made by registered mail as follows:
  293         (a) The party’s attorney or the party, if the party is not
  294  represented by an attorney, shall place a copy of the original
  295  process and the complaint, petition, or other initial pleading
  296  or paper and, if applicable, the order to show cause issued
  297  pursuant to s. 702.10 in a sealed envelope with adequate postage
  298  addressed to the person to be served.
  299         (b) The envelope must shall be placed in the mail as
  300  registered mail.
  301         (c) Service under this subsection is deemed shall be
  302  considered obtained upon the signing of the return receipt by
  303  the person allowed to be served by law.
  304         Section 15. Section 48.197, Florida Statutes, is created to
  305  read:
  306         48.197 Service in a foreign country.—
  307         (1) Service of process may be effectuated in a foreign
  308  country upon a party, other than a minor or an incompetent
  309  person, as provided in any of the following:
  310         (a) By any internationally agreed-upon means of service
  311  reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings,
  312  such as those authorized by the Hague Convention on the Service
  313  Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or
  314  Commercial Matters.
  315         (b) If there is no internationally agreed-upon means of
  316  service, or if an international agreement allows but does not
  317  specify other means, by a method reasonably calculated to give
  318  actual notice of the proceedings:
  319         1. As prescribed by the foreign country’s law for service
  320  in that country in an action in its courts of general
  321  jurisdiction;
  322         2. As the foreign authority directs in response to a letter
  323  rogatory or letter of request; or
  324         3. Unless prohibited by the foreign country’s law, by:
  325         a. If serving an individual, delivering a copy of the
  326  summons and of the complaint to the individual personally; or
  327         b. Using any form of mail that the clerk addresses and
  328  sends to the party and which requires a signed receipt.
  329         (c) Pursuant to motion and order by the court, by other
  330  means, including electronically by e-mail or other technology,
  331  which the party seeking service shows is reasonably calculated
  332  to give actual notice of the proceedings and is not prohibited
  333  by international agreement, as the court orders.
  334         (2) Service of process may be effectuated in a foreign
  335  country upon a minor or an incompetent person in the manner
  336  prescribed by subparagraph (1)(b)1., subparagraph (1)(b)2., or
  337  paragraph (1)(c).
  338         Section 16. Subsection (15) of section 49.011, Florida
  339  Statutes, is amended to read:
  340         49.011 Service of process by publication; cases in which
  341  allowed.—Service of process by publication may be made in any
  342  court on any party identified in s. 49.021 in any action or
  343  proceeding:
  344         (15) To determine paternity, but only as to:
  345         (a) The legal father in a paternity action in which another
  346  man is alleged to be the biological father, in which case it is
  347  necessary to serve process on the legal father in order to
  348  establish paternity with regard to the alleged biological
  349  father; or
  350         (b)The legal mother when there is no legal father.
  351         Section 17. Effective upon this act becoming a law,
  352  subsection (2), paragraph (a) of subsection (3), and subsection
  353  (4) of section 766.106, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  354         766.106 Notice before filing action for medical negligence;
  355  presuit screening period; offers for admission of liability and
  356  for arbitration; informal discovery; review.—
  357         (2) PRESUIT NOTICE.—
  358         (a) After completion of presuit investigation pursuant to
  359  s. 766.203(2) and before prior to filing a complaint for medical
  360  negligence, a claimant shall notify each prospective defendant
  361  of intent to initiate litigation for medical negligence by at
  362  least one of the following verifiable means:
  363         1. United States Postal Service certified mail, return
  364  receipt requested;
  365         2. United States Postal Service mail with a tracking
  366  number;
  367         3. An interstate commercial mail carrier or delivery
  368  service; or
  369         4. Any person authorized by law to serve process.
  370         (b)1. Proof of service made pursuant to this subsection and
  371  delivered to an address on file with the Department of Health,
  372  the Secretary of State, or the Agency for Health Care
  373  Administration creates a rebuttable presumption that service was
  374  received by the prospective defendant.
  375         2.If service is challenged during subsequent litigation,
  376  the court must conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine
  377  whether the prospective defendant or a person legally related to
  378  the prospective defendant was provided notice pursuant to this
  379  subsection and, if so, the date of such service. If service is
  380  challenged under this subparagraph, it must be challenged in the
  381  first response to the complaint, and if:
  382         a.The court determines that service was properly made at
  383  the prospective defendant’s address as listed on the state
  384  licensing agency website or an address on file with the
  385  Secretary of State; and
  386         b.The prospective defendant proves by the greater weight
  387  of the evidence that neither the prospective defendant nor a
  388  person legally related to the prospective defendant at the time
  389  of service knew or should have known of the service,
  391  the court must stay the case for a presuit investigation period
  392  pursuant to s. 766.106, and the statute of limitations and
  393  statute of repose must be tolled from the time service was
  394  properly made at the prospective defendant’s address as listed
  395  on the state licensing agency website or an address on file with
  396  the Secretary of State. The tolling shall end at the conclusion
  397  of the presuit investigation period provided for in this
  398  subsection, and the stay of litigation shall automatically end
  399  at the conclusion of the presuit investigation period by
  400  certified mail, return receipt requested, of intent to initiate
  401  litigation for medical negligence.
  402         (c) Notice to each prospective defendant must include, if
  403  available, a list of all known health care providers seen by the
  404  claimant for the injuries complained of subsequent to the
  405  alleged act of negligence, all known health care providers
  406  during the 2-year period before prior to the alleged act of
  407  negligence who treated or evaluated the claimant, copies of all
  408  of the medical records relied upon by the expert in signing the
  409  affidavit, and the executed authorization form provided in s.
  410  766.1065.
  411         (d)(b) Following the initiation of a suit alleging medical
  412  negligence with a court of competent jurisdiction, and service
  413  of the complaint upon a prospective defendant, the claimant
  414  shall provide a copy of the complaint to the Department of
  415  Health and, if the complaint involves a facility licensed under
  416  chapter 395, the Agency for Health Care Administration. The
  417  requirement of providing the complaint to the Department of
  418  Health or the Agency for Health Care Administration does not
  419  impair the claimant’s legal rights or ability to seek relief for
  420  his or her claim. The Department of Health or the Agency for
  421  Health Care Administration shall review each incident that is
  422  the subject of the complaint and determine whether it involved
  423  conduct by a licensee which is potentially subject to
  424  disciplinary action, in which case, for a licensed health care
  425  practitioner, the provisions of s. 456.073 applies apply and,
  426  for a licensed facility, the provisions of part I of chapter 395
  427  applies apply.
  429         (a) A no suit may not be filed for a period of 90 days
  430  after notice is delivered mailed to any prospective defendant.
  431  During the 90-day period, the prospective defendant or the
  432  prospective defendant’s insurer or self-insurer shall conduct a
  433  review as provided in s. 766.203(3) to determine the liability
  434  of the prospective defendant. Each insurer or self-insurer shall
  435  have a procedure for the prompt investigation, review, and
  436  evaluation of claims during the 90-day period. This procedure
  437  must shall include one or more of the following:
  438         1. Internal review by a duly qualified claims adjuster;
  439         2. Creation of a panel comprised of an attorney
  440  knowledgeable in the prosecution or defense of medical
  441  negligence actions, a health care provider trained in the same
  442  or similar medical specialty as the prospective defendant, and a
  443  duly qualified claims adjuster;
  444         3. A contractual agreement with a state or local
  445  professional society of health care providers, which maintains a
  446  medical review committee; or
  447         4. Any other similar procedure which fairly and promptly
  448  evaluates the pending claim.
  450  Each insurer or self-insurer shall investigate the claim in good
  451  faith, and both the claimant and prospective defendant shall
  452  cooperate with the insurer in good faith. If the insurer
  453  requires, a claimant must shall appear before a pretrial
  454  screening panel or before a medical review committee and shall
  455  submit to a physical examination, if required. Unreasonable
  456  failure of any party to comply with this section justifies
  457  dismissal of claims or defenses. There shall be no civil
  458  liability for participation in a pretrial screening procedure if
  459  done without intentional fraud.
  460         (4) SERVICE OF PRESUIT NOTICE AND TOLLING.—The notice of
  461  intent to initiate litigation must shall be served within the
  462  time limits set forth in s. 95.11. However, upon mailing of the
  463  notice of intent to initiate litigation, as provided in
  464  subparagraph (2)(a)1., subparagraph (2)(a)2., or subparagraph
  465  (2)(a)3., and during the 90-day period provided in subsection
  466  (3), the statute of limitations is tolled as to all prospective
  467  potential defendants. If the notice of intent to initiate
  468  litigation is served by a process server as provided in
  469  subparagraph (2)(a)4., the statute of limitations is tolled upon
  470  the process server’s first attempt to serve the prospective
  471  defendant and continues during the 90-day period as to all
  472  prospective defendants. Upon stipulation by the parties, the 90
  473  day period may be extended and the statute of limitations is
  474  tolled during any such extension. Upon receiving notice of
  475  termination of negotiations in an extended period, the claimant
  476  shall have 60 days or the remainder of the period of the statute
  477  of limitations, whichever is greater, within which to file suit.
  478  As used in this section, the terms “prospective” and “potential”
  479  are interchangeable.
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  481  And the title is amended as follows:
  482         Delete lines 30 - 62
  483  and insert:
  484         certain circumstances; amending s. 48.111, F.S.;
  485         revising provisions related to service on public
  486         agencies and officers; authorizing service on
  487         specified persons under certain circumstances;
  488         amending s. 48.151, F.S.; revising the applicability
  489         of provisions relating to service on statutory agents
  490         for certain persons; amending s. 48.161, F.S.;
  491         revising provisions relating to substituted service;
  492         providing for substituted service on individuals or
  493         corporations or other business entities; specifying
  494         actions that may be considered due diligence in
  495         effectuating service; specifying when service is
  496         considered effectuated; requiring the Department of
  497         State to maintain certain records; amending s. 48.181,
  498         F.S.; defining the term “foreign business entity”;
  499         revising provisions relating to substituted service;
  500         providing for substituted service on certain
  501         nonresidents and foreign business entities and on
  502         individuals and foreign business entities concealing
  503         their whereabouts; creating s. 48.184, F.S.; providing
  504         for service of process for removal of unknown parties
  505         in possession of real property; amending s. 48.194,
  506         F.S.; revising provisions relating to service outside
  507         this state but within the United States; deleting
  508         provisions relating to service outside the United
  509         States; creating s. 48.197, F.S.; providing for
  510         service in a foreign country; amending s. 49.011,
  511         F.S.; providing for constructive service on the legal
  512         mother in certain situations; amending s. 766.106,
  513         F.S.; revising requirements for service of presuit
  514         notice before filing a medical negligence complaint;
  515         creating a rebuttable presumption that service was
  516         received by a prospective defendant in certain
  517         circumstances; providing court duties if service is
  518         challenged during subsequent litigation; revising
  519         provisions concerning tolling of the statute of
  520         limitations upon service of presuit notice by
  521         specified means; specifying that the terms
  522         “prospective” and “potential” are interchangeable;
  523         amending ss. 495.145, 605.0117,