SB17-080 - Reduce Amount Of Wages Subject To Garnishment

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a reduction in the amount of earnings subject to garnishment.

The bill changes the amount of wages that may be withheld and paid under a garnishment to the lesser of:


  • 25% of an individual's disposable earnings; or
  • If the individual makes less than 250% of the federal poverty level adjusted for family size, 10% of the individual's gross earnings; or
  • Zero if the individual's weekly take-home pay is less than 30 times the state's minimum wage.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: February 15, 2017
02/15/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
01/13/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology