Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers & Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Acts; remedies, etc. (SB326)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patrons Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; inclusion of deputy sheriffs; discriminatory and retaliatory action prohibited; remedies. Clarifies that deputy sheriffs employed by city or county sheriff's offices are included under the term "employees" under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act. The bill also provides that a whistle blower may bring a civil action for violation of discriminatory and retaliatory action provisions of the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act. If the court finds that a violation was willfully and knowingly made, it shall impose on the officer, employee, or member in his individual capacity a civil penalty of not less than $500 nor more than $2,500. The bill also establishes a three-year statute of limitations and authorizes the court to order other appropriate remedies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103428D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (10-Y 2-N)
01/15/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/16/2014Passed by for the day
01/20/2014Passed by for the day
01/21/2014Passed by for the day
01/22/2014Read second time
01/22/2014Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB326E
01/22/2014Printed as engrossed 14103428D-E
01/23/2014Read third time and defeated by Senate (14-Y 24-N)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.