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Bill Detail: HB19-1089

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Title Exemption From Garnishment For Medical Debt
Status House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (02/04/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Civil Law
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors A. Valdez (D)
K. Tipper (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/14/2019

The bill exempts a person's earnings from garnishment if the
person's family income does not exceed 400% of current federal poverty
guidelines and the judgment is for medical debt. A writ of continuing
garnishment must include notice that a person's earnings may be exempt
if those criteria are met, notice of the judgment debtor's right to object
and have a hearing on that objection, and a statement that, to the best of

the judgment creditor's knowledge, the judgment debtor's earnings are not
The bill takes effect on January 1, 2020, and applies to judgments
entered on or after that date.

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