False medical claim; increases civil penalty for attempt to defraud State. (SB1183)

Introduced By

Sen. Martin Williams (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil actions brought by private persons benefiting Commonwealth; medical payments by commonwealth; statute of limitations. Removes motion for judgment language and replaces it with complaint language in actions under 8.01-216 et seq. Increases the minimum (to $5,500) and maximum (to $11,000) amount of a civil penalty for making a false claim to or attempting to defraud the Commonwealth. Also states that a violator of 8.01-216.3 shall be liable for reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and costs associated with maintaining a civil action under 8.01-216.3. Such fees, expenses, and costs are to be paid to the Attorney General's Office. Includes civil actions brought by the Attorney General based on a false claim made to the Commonwealth ( 8.01-216.4) under the statute promulgating the procedure for maintaining such action and the statute of limitations that would apply to such action. Provides that civil fraud actions brought by the Commonwealth to recover medical payments or benefits provided directly or indirectly by the Commonwealth must be brought within six years, or within three years after the fraud was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. An action cannot be brought more than 10 years after the fraud occurred regardless of when it was discovered. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 076086105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1183)
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1183E
01/31/2007Printed as engrossed 076086105-E
02/01/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1183E)
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1183ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1183ER)
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 569 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0569)