The Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; established. (HB1799)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), and Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act. Establishes the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act to protect whistle blowers from certain adverse employment actions. The bill defines "whistle blower" as an employee who reports or provides testimony of wrongdoing or abuse. Under the bill employers are prohibited from discharging, threatening, or otherwise discriminating or retaliating against a whistle blower. The bill also (i) provides a civil cause of action for the whistle blower and (ii) establishes the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund, administered by the Auditor of Public Accounts, to provide a monetary reward not to exceed $5,000 to any person who has disclosed information of wrongdoing or abuse under the Act and the disclosure results in a savings of at least $1 million. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2009Committee
01/09/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092327606
01/09/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1799)
01/16/2009Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/27/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Committee substitute printed 091810560-H1
01/28/2009Read first time
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1799H1)
01/29/2009Read second time
01/29/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091810560-H1
01/29/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1799H1
01/30/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Committee substitute printed 092433606-S1
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092433606-S1
02/16/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1799S1
02/16/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Placed on Calendar
02/18/2009Passed by for the day
02/19/2009Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 092433606-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/19/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/19/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 092433606-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1799S1)
02/24/2009Enrolled
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1799ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1799ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 340 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.