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23-3105. Priority of withholding order; application of limitations imposed by other laws; multiple withholding orders, single obligor. (a) An income withholding order shall have priority over any other legal process under state law against the same income. Withholding of income under this section shall be made without regard to any prior or subsequent garnishments, attachments, wage assignments or other claims of creditors.

(b) Except as provided by K.S.A. 60-2310, and amendments thereto, any state law which limits or exempts income from legal process or the amount or percentage of income that can be withheld shall not apply to withholding income under this act.

(c) Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 23-36,503, and amendments thereto, if more than one income withholding order requires withholding from the same source of income of a single obligor, the payor shall withhold and disburse as ordered the total amount required by all income withholding orders if such amount does not exceed the limits of subsection (f) of K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 23-3104, and amendments thereto. If the total amount required by all income withholding orders, including premiums due from the obligor which are incurred solely because of a medical withholding order, exceeds such limits, the payor shall withhold the amount permitted to be withheld under such limits and from the amount withheld the payor shall retain any cost recovery fee charged by the payor. The remaining funds shall first be prorated by the payor among all income withholding orders for the obligor that require payment of current support. When all current support for the month has been satisfied, any remaining funds shall be prorated among all income withholding orders for the obligor that require payment of an amount for arrearages. With respect to a medical withholding order, the payor shall promptly notify the affected holder of the limited power of attorney of any nonpayment of premium. The payor may request assistance from the income withholding agency in determining the amount to be disbursed for each income withholding order, but such assistance shall not relieve the payor from any responsibility under this act. Upon request of a public office or of any obligee whose income withholding order is affected by this subsection, the payor shall provide the county, case number and terms of all the obligor's income withholding orders.

(d) The provisions of this section as amended by this act shall apply to all income withheld on or after July 1, 2012, regardless of when the applicable income withholding order was entered or modified.

History: L. 1985, ch. 115, § 5; L. 1986, ch. 137, § 13; L. 1992, ch. 254, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 301, § 23; L. 1997, ch. 182, § 26; L. 2013, ch. 124, § 10; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

23-4,109.


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