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House Bill 1007


House Bill 1007

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1007 (Updated February 24, 2005 6:37 pm - DI 106)


False claims and whistleblower protection. Permits a person to bring a civil action on behalf of the state to recover money owed to the state due to the filing of a false claim. Allows the attorney general to intervene in a civil action concerning a false claim and allows the inspector general to intervene if the attorney general is disqualified from intervening or elects not to intervene. Provides that the person initiating the civil action is entitled to from 10% to 25% of the proceeds recovered in the action if the attorney general or the inspector general intervenes, and from 25% to 30% if the attorney general or inspector general does not intervene. Permits the attorney general and the inspector general to issue a civil investigative demand in an action involving a false claim and establishes procedures for the issuance of civil investigative demands. Provides enhanced relief for a whistleblower who has been retaliated against by an employer for assisting in an investigation concerning a false claim. Makes other changes.
Current Status:
 2nd Reading in Progress
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