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Sisolak signs directive to halt some garnishments

by Nevada State News
Gov. Steve Sisolak discusses measures to help the public with housing stability amid the COVID-19 public health crisis next to State Treasurer Zach Conine, right, at a press conference at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Pool) @rookie__rae

CARSON CITY — Governor Steve Sisolak yesterday signed another emergency directive, this time to provide economic relief to some Nevadans. Directive 017 temporarily halts some garnishment actions and execution of judgements against bank accounts, including Nevadans receiving stimulus funds from the CARES Act.

The directive is intended to reduce financial stress and hardship during what the governor acknowledges is already a difficult time. The directive will remain in effect until the COVID-19 emergency directive enacted March 12 is terminated or replaced.

Directive 017 does not apply to judgments for child support, spousal support like alimony, or to restitution to victims of crimes. 

Nevada joins other states in issuing temporary protection to prevent such garnishments, including its Western state partners – Oregon, Washington, and California.   

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