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 Bill Status of SB1577  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FALSE CLAIMS ACT-PENALTIES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Melinda Bush - Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Pamela J. Althoff, Omar Aquino, Kimberly A. Lightford, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Laura M. Murphy, Linda Holmes and Dan McConchie

House Sponsors
(Rep. Anna Moeller )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0452

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
740 ILCS 175/3from Ch. 127, par. 4103


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois False Claims Act. Provides that a person who commits certain acts is liable to the State for a civil penalty of not less than the minimum amount and not more than the maximum amount allowed for a civil penalty for a violation of the federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq.) as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (28 U.S.C. 2461) (instead of a penalty of not less than $5,500 and not more than $11,000). Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill and adds the following: Provides that notwithstanding any other provision, a person is liable to the State for a civil penalty of not less than $5,500 and not more than $11,000, plus 3 times the amount of damages which the State sustains because of the act of that person, when: (i) the civil action was brought by a private person; (ii) the State did not elect to intervene; (iii) the actual amount of the tax owed to the State is equal to or less than $50,000, which does not include interest, penalties, attorney's fees, costs, or any other amounts owed or paid pursuant to the Illinois False Claims Act; and (iv) the violation of the Illinois False Claims Act relates to or involves a false claim regarding a tax administered by the Department of Revenue, excluding claims, records, or statements made under the Property Tax Code. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/8/2017SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/15/2017SenateDo Pass Human Services; 009-000-000
  3/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2017
  3/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/17/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/5/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/24/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/12/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/12/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  5/16/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Human Services; 006-000-000
  5/16/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/16/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Morrison
  5/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/16/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  5/16/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/16/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/16/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/17/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/17/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/17/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/18/2017HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/24/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 011-000-000
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/30/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/30/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2017SenateEffective Date August 25, 2017
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0452

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