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HF 1269

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/04/2021 05:36pm

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to creditor remedies; prohibiting garnishment of government aid for
assistance related to financial hardship during the COVID-19 public health
emergency.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginGARNISHMENT PROHIBITIONS ON COVID-19 GOVERNMENT
ASSISTANCE.
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new text begin (a) Federal, state, local, and tribal governmental payments issued to relieve the adverse
economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are exempt from all claims for
garnishments and levies of consumer debtors of debt primarily for personal, family, or
household purposes governed by Minnesota Statutes, chapters 550, 551, and 571.
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new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to domestic support orders and obligations, including
child support and spousal maintenance obligations, including but not limited to orders and
obligations under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 518 and 518A.
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new text begin (c) This section expires on December 31, 2022.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to government assistance provided on or after March 13, 2020.
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