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HB 0683 - Authorize Non-Attorneys to Answer Garnishment Proceedings
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Willard,Wendell 49th
Last Action: 2/7/2012 - House Date Signed by Governor
State Code Titles: 18
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: JUDY
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 683 allows the county and other employers to designate someone other than an attorney to file an answer to a garnishment filed against an employee. This bill was introduced in response to a recent court decision that said that using non-lawyers to file an answer constitutes the illegal practice of law. The bill would also allow the designated person to pay into the court the funds required by the garnishment. HB 683 was signed by the Governor and became effective February 7, 2012.


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