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General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 8-A
§ 89-bb. Definitions. For the purposes of this article:

1. A "process server" is a person, other than an attorney or a party
to an action acting on his own behalf, who: (a) derives income from the
service of papers in an action; or (b) has effected service of process
in five or more actions or proceedings in the twelve month period
immediately preceding the service in question. A person who serves
interlocutory papers upon an attorney or who serves papers on behalf of
a federal, state or local governmental agency in the course of his
employment by such agency shall not be deemed a process server within
the meaning of this article by virtue of such service.

2. A "process serving agency" is any person, firm, partnership,
association or corporation, other than an attorney or a law firm located
in this state, who, as owner, manager or contractor, maintains an
office, bureau or agency for the purpose of assigning or distributing
process to individual process servers for actual service.