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Bill Detail: HB19-1145

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Title Primary Residence Exempt Liens For Medical Debt
Status House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (03/11/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors K. Tipper (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/29/2019

The bill exempts a person's primary residence from attachment or
execution of a lien as the result of a judgment for medical debt. A person
recording a transcript of judgment must record an affidavit with the
transcript stating that the signer is an authorized agent of the judgment
creditor and whether the judgment is for medical debt. A judgment debtor

may record an affidavit with the county stating the debtor's name, a
description of the debtor's interest in the property, and that the property
is the debtor's primary residence. A primary residence is defined as a
person's dwelling place and includes the dwelling, the lot or lots on which
the dwelling is situated, including a farm of any number of acres, and any
The bill takes effect on January 1, 2020, and applies to judgments
entered on or after that date.

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