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The DC Code: § 16-571 Definitions.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

For purposes of this subchapter --

The term "wages" means compensation paid or payable for personal services whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise, and includes periodic payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program.
The term "disposable wages" means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amounts required by law to be withheld.
The term "garnishment" means any legal or equitable procedure through which the wages of any individual are required to be withheld for payment of any debt.
The term "domestic partner" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(3).

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-571. 1973 Ed., § 16-571. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-79 added par. (4). Legislative History of Laws Law 16-79, the "Domestic Partnership Equality Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-52 which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 6, 2005, and January 4, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 26, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-265 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-79 became effective on April 4, 2006. DC CODE § 16-571 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 554, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; Dec. 17, 1971, 85 Stat. 678, Pub. L. 92-200, § 5; Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-79, § 4(a), 53 DCR 1035.)