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Primary Residence Exempt Liens For Medical Debt

Concerning an exemption for a judgment debtor's primary residence from a lien arising from a judgment for medical debt.
2019 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill exempts a person's primary residence from attachment or execution of a lien as the result of a judgment for medical debt. A person recording a transcript of judgment must record an affidavit with the transcript stating that the signer is an authorized agent of the judgment creditor and whether the judgment is for medical debt. A judgment debtor may record an affidavit with the county stating the debtor's name, a description of the debtor's interest in the property, and that the property is the debtor's primary residence. A primary residence is defined as a person's dwelling place and includes the dwelling, the lot or lots on which the dwelling is situated, including a farm of any number of acres, and any appurtenances.

The bill takes effect on January 1, 2020, and applies to judgments entered on or after that date.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Jaquez Lewis, Rep. K. Tipper