DE SB193 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on September 13 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-09-13 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Bill updates the State of Delawares False Claims and Reporting Act to make it compliant with the requirements of Section 1909 of the Social Security Act. Section 1909 of the Social Security Act provides a financial incentive for States to enact laws that establish liability to the State for individuals and entities that submit false or fraudulent claims to the State Medicaid Program. This incentive provides for a ten percent increase in the share of a qui tam recovery or settlement apportioned to the State. For a State to qualify for this incentive, State law must meet certain requirements enumerated under Section 1909(b) of the Social Security Act, so that the States law is at least as effective as the Federal False Claims Act. After review by the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health & Human Services (OIG-HHS), it was determined that Delawares current False Claims and Reporting Act fails to meet the requirements of Section 1909(b) of the Social Security Act. OIG-HHS has granted Delaware a two-year grace period, ending December 31, 2018, to address these deficiencies. This bill amends the False Claims and Reporting Act to bring it into compliance with the requirements of Section 1909(b).

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An Act To Amend Title 6 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Delaware False Claims And Reporting Act.


Roll Calls

2018-07-01 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2018-06-07 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2018-09-13 Signed by Governor
2018-07-01 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2018-06-20 Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
2018-06-12 Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House
2018-06-07 Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
2018-06-06 Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2018-05-03 Introduced and Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

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