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House Bill 1182

House Bill 1182

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1182 (Updated April 26, 2011 10:39 am - DI 84)

Consumer protection assistance fund. Establishes the consumer protection assistance fund (fund) to be administered by the office of the attorney general (office). Provides that money in the fund may be used to make payments to qualifying individuals who: (1) are awarded restitution by a court in a case instituted or maintained by the office in connection with a violation of certain specified consumer protection statutes; and (2) assist or otherwise cooperate with the office in the investigation, prosecution, or enforcement of the case. Provides that the office may not make a payment to a qualifying individual unless the party ordered to pay restitution to the qualifying individual has not paid the full amount ordered by the court. Provides that upon receiving a qualifying claim, the office shall pay, from money available in the fund, to each qualifying individual identified in the claim an amount that: (1) is determined at the discretion of the office; (2) may be up to the amount of the restitution awarded to the qualifying individual but not paid by the party ordered to pay the restitution; and (3) may not exceed $3,000. Provides that a qualifying individual is not prohibited from seeking to recover, in any action or through any other lawful remedy available, any amount of the restitution that is awarded by the court and exceeds the amount paid to the individual by the office.
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