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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Garnishment of wages. Provides that a creditor may, by written consent or court order, access wage report information from the department of workforce development for the purpose of obtaining a garnishment order. Requires a court that has issued a garnishment order to a third party to cancel the garnishment order and issue a new garnishment order without a hearing if certain circumstances have changed. Requires an employer that is garnishing a judgment debtor's wages to inform the clerk of courts when the judgment debtor leaves employment with the employer. Provides that, once such notice is given, the employer has no Garnishment of wages. Provides that a creditor may, by written consent or court order, access wage report information from the department of workforce development for the purpose of obtaining a garnishment order. Requires a court that has issued a garnishment order to a third party to cancel the garnishment order and issue a new garnishment order without a hearing if certain circumstances have changed. Requires an employer that is garnishing a judgment debtor's wages to inform the clerk of courts when the judgment debtor leaves employment with the employer. Provides that, once such notice is given, the employer has no further obligations under the garnishment order. Provides that if: (1) a judgment debtor leaves employment with an employer that is garnishing the judgment debtor's wages under a garnishment order; (2) the judgment debtor subsequently returns to employment with the same employer; and (3) the judgment against the judgment debtor has not been satisfied; the judgment creditor must obtain a new garnishment order before the employer of the judgment debtor must resume wage garnishment. ... View more