Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 01, 2022
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.1745
substituted for s1120
|Jun 01, 2022
substituted by a1431
ordered to third reading cal.1745
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to finance
|Jan 07, 2021
referred to finance
Senate Bill S1120
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A1431 - Passed Senate
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S1120 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S1120 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1120 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to increasing the amount of the award to a person who initiates a qui tam action where such action includes disclosure of information related to the use of government funds during a state of emergency PURPOSE: This legislation will permit courts to increase the award granted to persons who initiate a qui tam action related to information disclosures during a declaration of a state of emergency. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the state finance law to increase the amount awarded to an individual who initiates the qui tam action if the action is based on the disclosure of specific information on the use of government funds
2021-S1120 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1120 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to increasing the amount of the award to a person who initiates a qui tam action where such action includes disclosure of information related to the use of government funds during a state of emergency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 6 of section 190 of the state finance law, as amended by section 9-b of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows: (a) If the attorney general elects to convert the qui tam civil action into an attorney general enforcement action, or to permit a local government to convert the action into a civil enforcement action by such local government, or if the attorney general or a local government elects to intervene in the qui tam civil action, then the person or persons who initiated the qui tam civil action collectively shall be entitled to receive between fifteen and twenty-five percent of the proceeds recovered in the action or in settlement of the action. The court shall determine the percentage of the proceeds to which a person commencing a qui tam civil action is entitled, by considering the extent to which the plaintiff substantially contributed to the prosecution of the action. Where the court finds that the action was based primarily on disclosures of specific information (other than information provided by the person bringing the action) relating to allegations or transactions in a criminal, civil or administrative hearing, in a legislative or administrative report, hearing, audit or investigation, or from the news media, the court may award such sums as it considers appropriate, but in no case more than ten percent of the proceeds, taking into account the significance of the information and the role of the person or persons bringing the action in advancing the case to litigation. WHERE THE COURT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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