HB 401/FN (BR 1249) - G. Stumbo, F. Steele, L. Clark, R. Adams, R. Adkins, J. Arnold Jr., L. Belcher, T. Burch, H. Collins, L. Combs, R. Damron, M. Denham, T. Edmonds, C. Embry Jr., J. Glenn, J. Gooch Jr., D. Graham, J. Greer, M. Henley, D. Horlander, T. McKee, C. Miller, T. Mills, S. Overly, R. Palumbo, T. Pullin, R. Rand, S. Riggs, J. Short, R. Smart, J. Stewart III, T. Thompson, D. Watkins, S. Westrom, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to the Kentucky False Claims Act.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15 to establish a False Claims Act with provisions that establish enhanced civil liability and penalties for committing fraud against the state; allow the Attorney General or private citizens to sue on behalf of the state to recover those amounts, with some of the proceeds of the action being distributed to the person successfully bringing the action; grant the Attorney General enhanced investigatory authority; provide an administrative sanctioning system for fraudulent Medicaid providers; provide civil protections for fraud whistleblowers; provide uniformity for allowable civil penalties and recovery mechanisms among other similar statutes..
Feb 14-introduced in House
Feb 15-to Judiciary (H)
Mar 5-posted in committee
Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 16, 2012
Mar 19-3rd reading, passed 91-1
Mar 20-received in Senate
Mar 22-to Judiciary (S)