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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

CS/CS/HB 405: Garnishment

GENERAL BILL by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Spano ; Grant

Garnishment; Revises "Notice to Defendant" provided by clerk of court in garnishment proceeding; provides that defendant in garnishment proceeding may provide notice of garnishment exemption & request for hearing to plaintiff's or garnishee's attorney; extends time allowed for plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney to respond to defendant's claim of exemption & request for hearing; provides response procedures of clerk of court & plaintiff's attorney when plaintiff's attorney is served with notice of garnishment exemption & request for hearing; requires defendant to certify under oath & penalty of perjury that he or she provided notice of garnishment exemption claim & request for hearing to plaintiff, garnishee, or their respective attorneys in order to obtain hearing; repeals provisions relating to proceedings for exemption.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/29/2013 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 592 (Ch. 2013-233) -HJ 943
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/22/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 51
2/13/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/20/13, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
2/20/2013 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 157
2/27/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/1/2013 House • Now in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee -HJ 152
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 51
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 148
3/15/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/19/13, 1:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/19/2013 House • CS/CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 286
3/20/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 281
3/21/2013 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 305
3/26/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/28/13, 10:30 am, 404 HOB
3/28/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 371
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 371
4/26/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
4/29/2013 House • Substituted CS/SB 592 -HJ 943
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 592 (Ch. 2013-233) -HJ 943