H.R.643 - Garnishment Equalization Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] (Introduced 01/24/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/01/1992 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. (All Actions)|
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HR 643 IH 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 643 To provide for treatment of Federal pay in the same manner as non-Federal pay with respect to garnishment and similar legal process. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 24, 1991 Mr. JACOBS (for himself, Mr. CHANDLER, Mr. BLILEY, Mr. PETRI, Mr. PAYNE of Virginia, Mrs. COLLINS of Illinois, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. MACHTLEY, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. BERMAN, Ms. LONG, Mr. KOSTMAYER, Mr. RHODES, Mr. UPTON, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. PENNY, Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT, Mr. LAFALCE, Mr. MCCURDY, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. ROE, Mr. CAMPBELL of Colorado, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. LANCASTER, Mr. SYNAR, Mrs. MINK, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. VENTO, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. MILLER of Ohio, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. FROST, Mr. MOODY, Mr. GLICKMAN, and Mr. TAUZIN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service A BILL To provide for treatment of Federal pay in the same manner as non-Federal pay with respect to garnishment and similar legal process. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Garnishment Equalization Act of 1991'. SEC. 2. FEDERAL PAY TO BE TREATED IN SAME MANNER AS NON-FEDERAL PAY WITH RESPECT TO GARNISHMENT AND SIMILAR LEGAL PROCESS. Notwithstanding any Federal law to the contrary, the pay of any person employed by the United States shall be subject to garnishment in the manner applicable to the pay of persons not employed by the United States. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act-- (1) the term `person employed by the United States' means (A) an elected officer of the United States and (B) a member of the civil service or of a uniformed service (as such terms are defined in section 2101 of title 5, United States Code); and (2) the term `garnishment' means garnishment, execution, levy, attachment, and any similar legal process. SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act shall apply to any garnishment order served after the date of the enactment of this Act.