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2011-2012 Regular Session - HB 683
Garnishment proceedings; filing of certain answers may be done by authorized officers or employees; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 4 of Title 18 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to garnishment proceedings, so as to provide that the filing of certain answers on behalf of certain garnishees may be done by authorized officers or employees and shall not constitute the practice of law; to provide for definitions; to provide that delivery to the court of money or property that is subject to garnishment may likewise be accomplished by certain officers or employees of an entity; to conform the terminology of the chapter to reflect defined terms; to change provisions relating to service of garnishment actions; to increase the amount of attorney's fees a garnishee may deduct from the sums paid into court; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/07/2012 - Effective Date
Feb/07/2012 - Act 260
Feb/07/2012 - House Date Signed by Governor
Feb/03/2012 - House Sent to Governor
Feb/02/2012 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Feb/02/2012 - Senate Third Read
Feb/01/2012 - Senate Read Second Time
Jan/31/2012 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Jan/25/2012 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/24/2012 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Jan/24/2012 - House Third Readers
Jan/12/2012 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/11/2012 - House Second Readers
Jan/10/2012 - House First Readers
Jan/09/2012 - House Hopper
Dec/16/2011 - House Prefiled
1/24/2012 Modified Structured Rule
Feb/02/2012 - Senate Vote #447Yea(52)Nay(0)NV(1)
Jan/24/2012 - House Vote #433Yea(150)Nay(20)NV(6)
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