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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
- Chapter 43. Financial Aid Programs For Postsecondary Students
- Section 147. Order to Withhold and Deliver.
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AS 14.43.147. Order to Withhold and Deliver.
- (a) Thirty days after the date a notice of default under AS 14.43.145(b) is mailed or the date of the decision of the
executive director under AS 14.43.145
(c), whichever is later, the commission may issue an order to withhold and deliver property to a person, or agency or
political subdivision of the state, who the commission has reason to believe possesses property due, owing, or
belonging to the borrower.
- (b) The order to withhold and deliver shall be served personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested, upon the
person, or agency or political subdivision of the state, possessing the property. The order must state the amount of
the borrower's liability and include notice of the terms of this section. All real and personal property, including
earnings, that are due, owing, or belonging to the borrower are subject to an order to withhold and deliver.
- (c) A person, or agency or political subdivision of the state, served with an order to withhold and deliver, is required
to make true answers under oath and in writing to inquiries contained in the order within three weeks after service of
the order and to all inquiries subsequently made.
- (d) Upon receipt of the order, the person, or agency or political subdivision of the state, shall immediately withhold
property due, owing, or belonging to the borrower and shall deliver the property to the commission after three weeks
have expired from the date of the service of the order. Money shall be delivered by remittance payable to the order of
- (e) An employer shall withhold the earnings of a borrower subject to an order at each succeeding interval of payment until
the entire amount of the debt stated in the order has been withheld. An employer may, for each payment made under an
order to withhold and deliver, deduct $5 from other wages or salary owed to the borrower.
- (f) If a borrower who is subject to an order terminates employment, the employer shall promptly notify the commission and
provide the borrower's last known home address and the name and address of the borrower's new employer, if known. The
employer shall keep a record of the order for two years after the borrower terminates employment. If the employer
reemploys the borrower within that two-year period, the employer shall immediately reimplement the order unless the
employer has received notice of satisfaction under (j) of this section.
- (g) An employer may not discharge, discipline, or refuse to employ a borrower on the basis of an order issued under this
section. A person who violates this subsection or a regulation adopted to implement it is liable for a civil penalty of
not more than $10,000. The employee may seek restitution or reinstatement from the employer.
- (h) A person, or agency or political subdivision of the state, who complies with an order to withhold and deliver that is
regular on its face is not subject to civil liability to an individual or agency for conduct in compliance with the
notice. A state agency that complies with an order to withhold and deliver that is regular on its face is not required
to pay interest under AS 37.05.285
for failure to make timely payment to the borrower.
- (i) An order to withhold and deliver under this section is subject to the exemptions under AS 09.38.
- (j) Upon satisfaction of a loan obligation, the commission shall, within 15 working days, notify all persons served with
an order under this section that the order is no longer in force. If the commission receives money under an order after
satisfaction of the loan, the commission shall within 15 working days return the overpayment to the borrower. If the
commission fails to return an overpayment as required under this subsection, the commission is liable to the borrower
for the amount of the overpayment, plus legal interest under AS 45.45.010
- (k) If a person, or agency or political subdivision of the state, knowingly fails to make an answer to an order under this
section within the time prescribed, or knowingly fails to honor an order under this section, the person, or agency or
political subdivision of the state, is liable to the commission in an amount equal to 100 percent of the amount that is
the basis of the order, together with costs, interest, and reasonable attorney fees. In this subsection, "knowingly"
has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900
- (l) A borrower against whom an order has been served under this section may apply for relief to the superior court.
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