SEC. 11-35-24. Multiple garnishment; priorities.
(1) Where more than one garnishment has been issued against an employee of a garnishee, such garnishee shall comply with the garnishment with which he was first served. In the event more than one (1) garnishment on an employee is received on the same day, the writ of garnishment which is the smallest amount shall be satisfied first. However, in every case, garnishments issued pursuant to court ordered child support shall have first priority, even if previous garnishments are in effect or pending.
(2) Any such conflicting or subsequent garnishments on an employee of the garnishee shall be returned to the court issuing such writ of garnishment with a statement by the garnishee that a previous garnishment is in effect. Such statement shall operate as a stay of the subsequent garnishment until satisfaction of any prior garnishments has been made.
(3) Upon satisfaction of the writ of garnishment in progress, the garnishee shall immediately begin collection of such writ of garnishment with next priority.
(4) Good faith compliance with this section shall release the garnishee from any liability for failure of compliance with this section.
SOURCES: Laws, 1981, ch. 469, Sec. 5, eff from and after passage (approved April 7, 1981).