SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1059







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 12, 1991

  Yeas 93   Nays 2




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 11, 1991

  Yeas 43   Nays 0




President of the Senate



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.









Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1059 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1059



                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Appelwick, Padden, Ludwig and Orr).


Read first time February 22, 1991.  Revising the list of personal property exempt from enforcement of judgments.

     AN ACT Relating to personal property exempt from enforcement of judgments; and amending RCW 6.15.010.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 6.15.010 and 1988 c 231 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

     Except as provided in RCW 6.15.050, the following personal property shall be exempt from execution, attachment, and garnishment:

     (1) All wearing apparel of every individual and family, but not to exceed ((seven hundred fifty)) one thousand dollars in value in furs, jewelry, and personal ornaments for any individual.

     (2) All private libraries of every individual, but not to exceed ((one thousand)) fifteen hundred dollars in value, and all family pictures and keepsakes.

     (3) To each individual or, as to community property of spouses maintaining a single household as against a creditor of the community, to the community:

     (a) The individual's or community's household goods, appliances, furniture, and home and yard equipment, not to exceed ((one)) two thousand ((five)) seven hundred dollars in value((;

     (b))), said amount to include provisions and fuel for the comfortable maintenance of the individual or community ((for three months));

     (((c))) (b) Other personal property, except personal earnings as provided under RCW 6.15.050(1), not to exceed ((five hundred)) one thousand dollars in value, of which not more than one hundred dollars in value may consist of cash, and of which not more than one hundred dollars in value may consist of bank accounts, savings and loan accounts, stocks, bonds, or other securities; and

     (((d) One)) (c) Two motor vehicles ((which is)) used for personal transportation, not to exceed ((one)) two thousand ((two)) five hundred dollars in aggregate value.

     (4) To each qualified individual, one of the following exemptions:

     (a)  To a farmer, farm trucks, farm stock, farm tools, farm equipment, supplies and seed, not to exceed ((three)) five thousand dollars in value;

     (b)  To a physician, surgeon, attorney, clergyman, or other professional person, the individual's library, office furniture, office equipment and supplies, not to exceed ((three)) five thousand dollars in value;

     (c) To any other individual, the tools and instruments and materials used to carry on his or her trade for the support of himself or herself or family, not to exceed ((three)) five thousand dollars in value.

     For purposes of this section, "value" means the reasonable market value of the debtor's interest in an article or item at the time it is selected for exemption, exclusive of all liens and encumbrances thereon.