Garnishment; exemption for parent who supports dependent child or children residing with him. (HB1668)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Garnishment. Provides that a parent who supports a dependent child or children residing with him for whom he does not receive child support payments may hold exempt from garnishment an additional amount for the support of the child or children as follows: $51 per week for one child; $79 per week for two children; and $99 per week for three children. The court may add additional sums as necessary for the support of additional dependent children for whom no child support payment is received. This additional exemption amount shall not be available to a parent whose household gross income exceeds $4,000 per month. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/18/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098155588
12/18/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1668)
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Committee substitute printed 090321588-H1
01/30/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090321588-H1
02/02/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1668H1
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1668H1)
02/11/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/16/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read third time
02/18/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1668ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1668ER)
02/24/2009Signed by Speaker
02/25/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 332 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0332)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1007.


Marsha Maines writes:

where did these $$ numbers come from?
define "dependent child residing with "him" - OR "HER" - (think that's missing - there are many MEN with custody due to crackhead mothers and mothers who desert) the $$$ should be based on whatever $$ Socialist Services provides in the form of food stamps, housing assistance etc...What does "household gross income" have to do with it? If my gross HOUSEHOLD income is $4005, but my BILLS are $3995 - why wouldn't "I" qualify? go off of NET/DISBURSED INCOME ...