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Washington amends and extends proclamations regarding state of emergency, garnishments, and accrual of interest

State Issues Covid-19 Washington Debt Collection

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On June 18, the Washington governor issued Proclamation 20-49.5, which amends and extends proclamations 20-05 (declaring a state of emergency) 20-49 (regarding garnishments and accrual of interest), 20-49.1 (garnishments and accrual of interest), 20-49.2 (garnishments and accrual of interest), 20-49.3 (garnishments), and 20-49.4 (garnishments). These proclamations were previously covered here and here.  The referenced proclamations are amended to (1) recognize the extension of statutory waivers and suspensions by the Washington Legislature until the termination of the Covid-19 State of Emergency or 11:59 p.m. on July 1, 2020, whichever is first, and (2) similarly extend the prohibitions therein until the termination of the Covid-19 state of emergency or 11:59 p.m. on July 1, 2020, whichever is first.

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