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This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 7, 2005 at 9:48 AM by ddonat. --> 1
6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill increases the allowable fees an employer may receive for processing
9 garnishments for employees.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . increases the fee for a single garnishment from $10 to $25;
13 . increases the initial fee for a continuing garnishment from $25 to $35;
14 . allows the employer to charge the employee a processing fee each time an amount
15 must be deducted from the employee's wages; and
16 . exempts income withholding for the collection of child support.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 78-7-44, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 46, Laws of Utah 2001
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 78-7-44 is amended to read:
27 78-7-44. Fees for writ of garnishment -- Single or continuing.
28 (1) Any creditor who serves or causes to be served a writ of garnishment upon the
29 garnishee shall pay to the garnishee:
30 (a) [
31 (b) [
32 (2) The creditor shall pay the fee directly to the garnishee.
33 (3) An employer may deduct a processing fee of up to $10 from an employee each time
34 a payment is made to a creditor pursuant to a continuing garnishment H. [
34a per month. This processing fee shall be included in the non-exempt amount subject to
34b garnishment. .H
35 (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to income withholding for the collection of child
36 support pursuant to Title 62A, Chapter 11, Parts 4 and 5.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-27-04 2:28 PM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.