Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 592
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/3R         .                                
             04/04/2013 02:43 PM       .                                

       Senator Galvano moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 25
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 77.04, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         77.04 Writ; form.—The writ shall require the garnishee to
    8  serve an answer to it on the plaintiff within 20 days after
    9  service of the writ stating whether the garnishee he or she is
   10  indebted to the defendant at the time of the answer, or was
   11  indebted at the time of service of the writ, plus up to
   12  sufficient time not to exceed 1 business day for the garnishee
   13  to act expeditiously on the writ, or at any time between such
   14  times; and in what sum and what tangible or intangible personal
   15  property of defendant the garnishee has in his or her possession
   16  or control at the time of his or her answer, or had at the time
   17  of the service of the writ, or at any time between such times;
   18  and whether the garnishee knows of any other person indebted to
   19  defendant, or who may have any of the property of defendant in
   20  his or her possession or control. The writ shall state the
   21  amount named in plaintiff’s motion. If the garnishee is a
   22  business entity, an authorized employee or agent of the entity
   23  may execute, file, and serve the answer on behalf of the entity.
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   26         And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 2
   28  and insert:
   29         An act relating to garnishment; amending s. 77.04,
   30         F.S.; authorizing an employee or agent of a business
   31         entity to answer a writ of garnishment on behalf of
   32         the entity; amending s. 77.041,