An Act relative to financial records of defendants in small claims court.
Section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in a finding for a plaintiff of an amount due by a defendant, the procedure shall include a requirement for the defendant to provide, as applicable, to the court: the social security number of the defendant, the 4 most recent pay stubs of the defendant and the defendant’s spouse, the 3 most recent statements from each bank, credit union, credit card or other financial account of the defendant and the defendant’s spouse, the most recent tax return of the defendant and any other financial documentation that the court may request.
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