Georgia to change flawed garnishment law

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Georgia to change flawed garnishment law

A federal ruling in September stopped all garnishments in Gwinnett County — and other parts of the state — when Georgia’s garnishment law was called unconstitutional.

Now, a change is in the works. State law-makers have proposed a change that would allow garnishments to begin again.

“You might call it a consumer protection and a pro-business bill at the same time,” said Jesse Stone, R-Waynesboro, who pre-filed the bill in the senate.

To read more about the proposed changes to the state’s garnishment law, click here.

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