Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund; amount of reward. (SB1178)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund; amount of reward; duties of the State Inspector General. Reduces the requirement for an award from the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund from $10,000 to $5,000 and expands the purposes for which the Fund may be used to include supporting the administration of the Fund, defraying Fund advertising costs, and subsidizing the operation of the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline, all of which expenditure is capped at five percent of the Fund. The bill also (i) authorizes the State Inspector General to split a reward among multiple whistle blowers reporting the same qualifying incident of wrongdoing or abuse, (ii) requires that by the end of each calendar quarter 85 percent of all sums recovered shall be deposited into the general fund, (iii) requires the State Inspector General to submit an annual report to the General Assembly summarizing the activities of the Fund, and (vi) changes the name of the State Employee Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline to the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101462D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1178)
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1178)
01/21/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2013Passed by for the day
01/28/2013Passed by for the day
01/29/2013Floor substitute printed to Web only 13104624D-S1 (Ruff)
01/29/2013Floor substitute printed 13104714D-S2 (Ruff)
01/29/2013Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Substitute #1 by Senator Ruff withdrawn
01/29/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2013Substitute #2 by Senator Ruff agreed to 13104714D-S2
01/29/2013Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1178S2
01/29/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2013Reported from General Laws (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read second time
02/12/2013Passed by for the day
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1178ER)
02/19/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.