Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; applicability to local governmental entities. (HB821)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; applicability to local governmental entities. Includes local government and public school divisions under the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act. Currently this Act is limited to state government and citizen whistle blowers. The bill reduces from $10,000 to $5,000 the threshold where the disclosure results in a savings for which a whistle blower disclosing information of wrongdoing or abuse may file a claim for reward. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103429D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #4
01/18/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB821)
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2016Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB821ER)
02/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB821ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 292 (effective 7/1/16)
03/07/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0292)