Garnishment; parent who does not receive child support payments may hold exempt therefrom. (SB1007)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


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 Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096566308
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/26/2009Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1668.


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 ...