Washington extends garnishment relief
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Washington extends garnishment relief

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The Governor of Washington has extended previously granted garnishment relief for another month. Here’s the provision:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the above-noted situation, and under Chapters 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06 RCW, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency continues to exist in all counties of Washington State, that Proclamation 20-05 and all amendments thereto remain in effect as otherwise amended, and that Proclamations 20-49, et seq., are amended to (1) recognize the extension of statutory waivers and suspensions therein as to the garnishment of bank accounts only and as further limited below, by the leadership of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives until the termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency or 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2020, whichever occurs first, and (2) similarly extend the prohibitions therein until termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency or 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2020, whichever occurs first. (Proclamation by the Governor WA 20-49.7, Amending and Extending Proclamations 20-05, 20-49, et seq., August 4, 2020).

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