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HB 19-1189

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 10, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 09, 2019
  • Passed Senate Apr 22, 2019
  • Governor

Wage Garnishment Reform

Abstract

Wage garnishment - disposable earnings - hardship exemption - notice - applicability. Under current law, the amount of an individual's disposable earnings subject to garnishment is either 25% of the individual's disposable weekly earnings or the amount by which an individual's disposable earnings for a week exceed 30 times the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is less. The act changes the amount subject to garnishment to 20% of the individual's disposable weekly earnings 40 times the amount by which an individual's disposable earnings for a week exceed the state or federal minimum wage. Currently, the cost of court-ordered health insurance for a child provided by an individual is deducted from the individual's disposable earnings subject to garnishment. The act also deducts from an individual's disposable earnings subject to garnishment the cost of any health insurance that is provided by the individual's employer and voluntarily withheld from the individual's earnings. The act creates an exemption that would permit individuals to prove that the amount of their pay subject to garnishment should be further reduced or eliminated altogether if the individual can establish that such reductions are necessary to support the individual or the individual's family. The act also requires clearer and more timely notice to an individual whose wages are being garnished and gives the individual more time after receiving the notice before garnishment starts. The act applies to all writs of garnishment issued on or after October 1, 2020, regardless of the date of the judgment that is basis of the writ of garnishment. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Matt Gray

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 33
Primary

Alex Valdez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 5
Primary

Jeff Bridges

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 26
Primary

Rhonda Fields

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Primary

Votes


Apr 29, 2019

BILL

Pass

House

BILL

Pass

House

House

House

Actions


May 20, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 14, 2019

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Apr 29, 2019

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Apr 27, 2019

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Apr 26, 2019

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Apr 25, 2019

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Apr 24, 2019

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Apr 23, 2019

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Apr 22, 2019

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 19, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Apr 18, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 16, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Finance Senate Committee of the Whole

Apr 10, 2019

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

Apr 09, 2019

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 08, 2019

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Apr 04, 2019

House

House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments

Apr 01, 2019

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Finance House Committee of the Whole

Feb 19, 2019

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/03/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/17/2019) PDF
Introduced (02/19/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/08/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/09/2019) PDF
Revised (04/19/2019) PDF
Rerevised (04/22/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/14/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/20/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/06/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/12/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/08/2019) PDF

Sources

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