House Bill 553

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/15/21: to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance fraud.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1260
Sponsors C. Massey, L. Bechler
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15 to establish a False Claims Act with provisions that establish enhanced civil liability and penalties for committing fraud against the state; allow the Attorney General or a private citizen to bring a cause of action on behalf of the state to recover damages with a portion of any proceeds awarded being distributed to the person successfully bringing the action; grant the Attorney General enhanced investigatory authority; provide an increase in the range of civil payments that can be assessed in an administrative process from $500 to $5,000 to $11,000 against fraudulent Medicaid providers; establish procedures, statutes of limitation and repose; establish civil protections for whistleblowers; amend various sections to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Federal Laws and Regulations - Medicaid, false claims act, creation
Health and Medical Services - False claims act, creation
Pharmacists - False claims act, creation
Physicians and Practitioners - False claims act, creation
State Agencies - False claims act, creation
Corrections Impact - Unemployment insurance, COVID-19, fraud, criminal penalty
Attorney General - False claims act, authority, investigate and prosecute
Attorney General - False claims act, creation
Civil Actions - False claims act, creation
Civil Procedure - False claims act, creation
Local Mandate - False claims act, creation
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Committee Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/22/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/23/21
  • to Judiciary (H)
02/25/21
  • posted in committee
03/01/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/02/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021
03/11/21
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3-title) filed to bill
  • 3rd reading, passed 68-26 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2) and (3-title)
03/12/21
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/15/21
  • to Judiciary (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 341.990 to provide criminal sanctions for fraudulent unemployment claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Unemployment insurance, COVID-19, fraud, criminal penalty
Federal Laws and Regulations - Medicaid, false claims act, creation
Health and Medical Services - False claims act, creation
Pharmacists - False claims act, creation
Physicians and Practitioners - False claims act, creation
State Agencies - False claims act, creation
Unemployment Compensation - Fraud, COVID-19, criminal penalty
Medicaid - False claims act, creation
Attorney General - False claims act, authority, investigate and prosecute
Attorney General - False claims act, creation
Civil Actions - False claims act, creation
Civil Procedure - False claims act, creation
Sunset Legislation - Unemployment insurance, COVID-19, fraud, criminal penalty, June 30, 2023

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor C. Massey
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 553

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor C. McCoy
Summary Retain original provisions; and establish that summons shall be issued but not served until after an order of the court.
Index Headings Civil Actions - False claims act, creation
Civil Procedure - False claims act, creation
Sunset Legislation - Unemployment insurance, COVID-19, fraud, criminal penalty, June 30, 2023
Crimes and Punishments - Unemployment insurance, COVID-19, fraud, criminal penalty
Federal Laws and Regulations - Medicaid, false claims act, creation
Health and Medical Services - False claims act, creation
Pharmacists - False claims act, creation
Physicians and Practitioners - False claims act, creation
State Agencies - False claims act, creation
Unemployment Compensation - Fraud, COVID-19, criminal penalty
Medicaid - False claims act, creation
Attorney General - False claims act, authority, investigate and prosecute
Attorney General - False claims act, creation

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor C. Massey
Summary Amend to delete Sections 1 through 13; renumber sections.
Index Headings Labor and Industry - Unemployment insurance, fraud
Unemployment Compensation - Fraud, COVID-19, criminal penalty
Sunset Legislation - Fraud, COVID-19, criminal penalty, June 30, 2023.

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor C. Massey
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 553

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