Washington Governor Extends Prohibition on Certain Garnishments

Governor’s proclamation suspends statutes that permit collection of consumer debt judgments, among other actions.

7/28/2020 9:30 AM

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Washington Governor Extends Prohibition on Certain Garnishments

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has extended a proclamation to temporarily prohibit certain garnishments statewide until Aug. 1, 2020, or until the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, whichever is first, according to a news release.

The proclamation suspends statutes that permit collection of consumer debt judgments, including bank account and wage garnishments, and waives the accrual of post-judgment interest on judgments of consumer debt.

It states, “to prevent or reduce economic hardship and related life, health, and safety risks to those members of our workforce impacted by layoffs and substantially reduced work hours or who are otherwise unable to pay for basic household expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I issued proclamation 20-49 on April 14, 2020, to temporarily waive and suspend statutes and regulations related to the collection of judgments for consumer debt.”

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Washington Governor Extends Prohibition on Certain Garnishments

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has extended a proclamation to temporarily prohibit certain garnishments statewide until Aug. 1, 2020, or until the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, whichever is first, according to a news release.

The proclamation suspends statutes that permit collection of consumer debt judgments, including bank account and wage garnishments, and waives the accrual of post-judgment interest on judgments of consumer debt.

It states, “to prevent or reduce economic hardship and related life, health, and safety risks to those members of our workforce impacted by layoffs and substantially reduced work hours or who are otherwise unable to pay for basic household expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I issued proclamation 20-49 on April 14, 2020, to temporarily waive and suspend statutes and regulations related to the collection of judgments for consumer debt.”

For more information on how the ACA Licensing staff can assist with your licensing needs, please contact us at Licensing@acainternational.org  or call (952) 926-6547.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


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