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SB 501 - An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 706.050 of the Code of Civil Procedure, Relating to Wage Garnishment.

Wage garnishment restrictions. 2015-2016 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
The Wage Garnishment Law prescribes the procedure for withholding an employee’s earnings for purposes of paying a debt. The law requires that a levy of execution upon the earnings of an employee be made by service of an earnings withholding order upon the employer. An earnings withholding order is issued by a levying officer upon receiving an application submitted by a judgment creditor, as… More
The Wage Garnishment Law prescribes the procedure for withholding an employee’s earnings for purposes of paying a debt. The law requires that a levy of execution upon the earnings of an employee be made by service of an earnings withholding order upon the employer. An earnings withholding order is issued by a levying officer upon receiving an application submitted by a judgment creditor, as specified. Existing law prohibits the amount of an individual judgment debtor’s weekly disposable earnings subject to levy under an earnings withholding order from exceeding the lesser of 25% of the individual’s weekly disposable earnings or the amount by which the individual’s disposable earnings for the week exceed 40 times the state minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the earnings are payable, as specified, unless an exception applies. An employer is required, except as otherwise provided by statute, to withhold the amounts required by an earnings withholding order from all earnings of the employee payable for any pay period of the employee which ends during the withholding period.

This bill would, commencing July 1, 2016, reduce the prohibited amount of an individual judgment debtor’s weekly disposable earnings subject to levy under an earnings withholding order from exceeding the lesser of 25% of the individual’s weekly disposable earnings or 50% of the amount by which the individual’s disposable earnings for the week exceed 40 times the state minimum hourly wage, or applicable local minimum hourly wage, if higher, in effect at the time the earnings are payable. Hide
 
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Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 10, 2015.

voted YES: 27 voted NO: 11
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 706.050 of the Code of Civil Procedure, Relating to Wage Garnishment.

SB 501 — 2015-2016 Legislature

Summary
The Wage Garnishment Law prescribes the procedure for withholding an employee’s earnings for purposes of paying a debt. The law requires that a levy of execution upon the earnings of an employee be made by service of an earnings withholding order upon the employer. An earnings withholding order is issued by a levying officer upon receiving an application submitted by a judgment creditor, as specified. Existing law prohibits the amount of an individual judgment debtor’s weekly disposable earnings subject to levy under an earnings withholding order from exceeding the lesser of 25% of the individual’s weekly disposable earnings or the amount by which the individual’s disposable earnings for the week exceed 40 times the state minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the earnings are payable, as specified, unless an exception applies. An employer is required, except as otherwise provided by statute, to withhold the amounts required by an earnings withholding order from all earnings of the employee payable for any pay period of the employee which ends during the withholding period.

This bill would, commencing July 1, 2016, reduce the prohibited amount of an… More
The Wage Garnishment Law prescribes the procedure for withholding an employee’s earnings for purposes of paying a debt. The law requires that a levy of execution upon the earnings of an employee be made by service of an earnings withholding order upon the employer. An earnings withholding order is issued by a levying officer upon receiving an application submitted by a judgment creditor, as specified. Existing law prohibits the amount of an individual judgment debtor’s weekly disposable earnings subject to levy under an earnings withholding order from exceeding the lesser of 25% of the individual’s weekly disposable earnings or the amount by which the individual’s disposable earnings for the week exceed 40 times the state minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the earnings are payable, as specified, unless an exception applies. An employer is required, except as otherwise provided by statute, to withhold the amounts required by an earnings withholding order from all earnings of the employee payable for any pay period of the employee which ends during the withholding period.

This bill would, commencing July 1, 2016, reduce the prohibited amount of an individual judgment debtor’s weekly disposable earnings subject to levy under an earnings withholding order from exceeding the lesser of 25% of the individual’s weekly disposable earnings or 50% of the amount by which the individual’s disposable earnings for the week exceed 40 times the state minimum hourly wage, or applicable local minimum hourly wage, if higher, in effect at the time the earnings are payable. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 706.050 of the Code of Civil Procedure, Relating to Wage Garnishment.
Author(s)
Bob Wieckowski
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Wage garnishment restrictions
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/26/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary5/12/2015
    Passed Senate5/22/2015
    Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary7/07/2015
    Passed Assembly9/09/2015
    Passed Senate9/10/2015
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/15/2015
    Became law (chaptered).10/11/2015
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass5/12/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
    5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB501 Wieckowski5/22/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
    26 voted YES 11 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended.7/07/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
    6 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 501 Wieckowski Senate Third Reading By GARCIA, C.9/09/2015This bill PASSED the Assembly
    62 voted YES 16 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB501 Wieckowski Concurrence9/10/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
    27 voted YES 11 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/26/2015
    2/26/2015Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/27/2015From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 29.
    3/12/2015Referred to Coms. on B. & F.I. and JUD.
    3/13/2015Set for hearing April 15.
    4/06/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.I.
    4/13/2015April 15 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
    4/14/2015Set for hearing April 29.
    4/28/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.I.
    4/28/2015April 29 set for second hearing canceled at the request of author.
    4/29/2015Withdrawn from committee. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    5/01/2015Set for hearing May 12.
    select this voteVote5/12/2015Do pass
    5/13/2015From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 983.) (May 12).
    5/14/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/22/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 26. Noes 11. Page 1061.) Ordered to the Assembly.
    5/22/2015In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/22/2015Senate 3rd Reading SB501 Wieckowski
    6/18/2015Referred to Com. on JUD.
    6/30/2015June 30 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
    select this voteVote7/07/2015Do pass as amended.
    7/08/2015From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.) (July 7).
    7/09/2015Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    7/13/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/27/2015Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    9/04/2015Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    9/09/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 62. Noes 16. Page 3026.) Ordered to the Senate.
    9/09/2015In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/09/2015SB 501 Wieckowski Senate Third Reading By GARCIA, C.
    9/10/2015Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 27. Noes 11. Page 2675.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/10/2015Unfinished Business SB501 Wieckowski Concurrence
    9/15/2015Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 9:30 a.m.
    10/11/2015Approved by the Governor.
    10/11/2015Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 800, Statutes of 2015.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    24 Organizations Support and 5 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 706.050 of the Code of Civil Procedure, Relating to Wage Garnishment.: Unfinished Business SB501 Wieckowski Concurrence

    24 organizations support this bill

    Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    alliance of californians for community empowerment
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Bay Area Legal Aid
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Employment Lawyers Association
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Partnership
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Professional Firefighters
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Reinvestment Coalition
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Consumer Federation of California
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Consumers Union
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Courage Campaign
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    East Bay Community Law Center
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Greenlining Institute
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Employment Law Project
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Public Counsel
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Public Law Center
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Service Employees International Union
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    UNITE HERE
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Western Center on Law and Poverty
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Western Regional Advocacy Project
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    5 organizations oppose this bill

    California Creditors Bar Association
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Retailers Association
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    DBA International
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    PRA Group
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    san diego regional chamber of commerce
    (2015, September 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 19, 2016, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-38$25,400$23,100
    Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
    Jim BeallDCA-15$71,447$2,000
    Tom BerryhillRCA-8$33,400$14,300
    Marty BlockDCA-39$79,872$2,500
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$11,400
    Jean FullerRCA-16$17,000$5,000
    Ted GainesRCA-1$9,625$21,200
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$88,346$7,933
    Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-35$59,109$8,163
    Loni HancockDCA-9$32,055$5,000
    Ed HernandezDCA-22$60,027$22,700
    Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
    Jerry HillDCA-13$62,500$18,734
    Ben HuesoDCA-40$29,397$4,542
    Bob HuffRCA-29$60,550$22,900
    Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$38,200$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-33$46,600$7,500
    Mark LenoDCA-11$42,199$6,000
    Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
    Carol LiuDCA-25$34,945$2,000
    Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-32$30,086$3,000
    Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$30,983$2,500
    Bill MonningDCA-17$60,572$6,000
    John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-23$9,999$4,500
    Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-4$50,900$11,400
    Richard PanDCA-6$95,058$2,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-27$79,550$2,000
    Richard D. RothDCA-31$43,550$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-21$9,305$0
    Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
    Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$60,970$1,000
    Lois WolkDCA-3$27,316$6,500
    Kevin de LeonDCA-24$55,882$8,975

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-38$25,400$23,100
    Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
    Jim BeallDCA-15$71,447$2,000
    Tom BerryhillRCA-8$33,400$14,300
    Marty BlockDCA-39$79,872$2,500
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$11,400
    Jean FullerRCA-16$17,000$5,000
    Ted GainesRCA-1$9,625$21,200
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$88,346$7,933
    Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-35$59,109$8,163
    Loni HancockDCA-9$32,055$5,000
    Ed HernandezDCA-22$60,027$22,700
    Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
    Jerry HillDCA-13$62,500$18,734
    Ben HuesoDCA-40$29,397$4,542
    Bob HuffRCA-29$60,550$22,900
    Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$38,200$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-33$46,600$7,500
    Mark LenoDCA-11$42,199$6,000
    Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
    Carol LiuDCA-25$34,945$2,000
    Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-32$30,086$3,000
    Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$30,983$2,500
    Bill MonningDCA-17$60,572$6,000
    John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-23$9,999$4,500
    Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-4$50,900$11,400
    Richard PanDCA-6$95,058$2,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-27$79,550$2,000
    Richard D. RothDCA-31$43,550$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-21$9,305$0
    Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
    Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$60,970$1,000
    Lois WolkDCA-3$27,316$6,500
    Kevin de LeonDCA-24$55,882$8,975

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,120,519
    Labor unions$149,420
    Health & welfare policy$68,225
    Minority & ethnic groups$24,600
    Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$9,129
    General commercial unions$0
    Consumer groups$0
    Human rights$0
    Lawyers & lobbyists$0
    Commercial service unions$0

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Credit agencies & finance companies$131,100
    Chambers of commerce$51,067
    Credit reporting services & collection agencies$30,750
    Retail trade$19,930
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