Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of one proclamation today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The proclamation is effective as of 11:59 PM on May 27, 2020, subject to agreement by the leadership of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives.
The intent of this amended proclamation is to continue to protect CARES Act stimulus payments, as well as state and federal unemployment payments, from bank account garnishments. This amended and extended proclamation aligns with the approach taken in Oregon and California, and our office worked with the Washington Collectors Association to revise this proclamation.