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2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 255
Garnishment Proceedings; modernize, reorganize, and provide constitutional protections
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 18 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to debtor and creditor, so as to modernize, reorganize, and provide constitutional protections in garnishment proceedings; to provide for definitions; to provide for an affidavit and summons of garnishment, contents, and procedure for garnishment; to provide for property being subject to and exempt from garnishment; to provide for a defendant's and third party's claim and plaintiff's traverse and the procedure for claims and traverses; to provide for procedures only applicable to financial institutions; to provide for and require the use of certain forms for garnishment proceedings; to amend Code Sections 44-7-50 and 53-12-80 of the O.C.G.A., relating to demand for possession and spendthrift provisions, respectively, so as to correct cross-references; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jun/03/2016 - Effective Date
Apr/12/2016 - Act 325
Apr/12/2016 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Mar/31/2016 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/24/2016 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/24/2016 - House Third Readers
Mar/22/2016 - House Postponed
Mar/15/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/18/2016 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Feb/16/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/11/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/10/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/09/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/09/2016 - Senate Third Read
Feb/04/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/03/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/12/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Dec/30/2015 - Senate Prefiled
Dec/30/2015 - Senate Hopper
02/16/2016 Withdrawn from the General Calendar and recommitted to Judiciary by the Rules Committee; 03/22/2016 Postponed until 03/24/2016; 03/24/2016 Modified Structured Rule; 3/24/2016 Senate Agreed to House Substitute
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Vote #779Yea(45)Nay(2)NV(7)
Mar/24/2016 - House Vote #839Yea(174)Nay(1)NV(4)
Feb/09/2016 - Senate Vote #443Yea(50)Nay(0)NV(3)
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