1076-S2 AMH VICK SMIL 123


2SHB 1076 - H AMD 330

By Representative Vick

NOT ADOPTED 03/05/2021

On page 3, line 34, after "(6)" insert "No qui tam action may be brought under this chapter if substantially the same allegations or transactions as alleged in the written notice required under section 5(1) of this act were publicly disclosed: (a) In a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding in which the agency or an aggrieved employee is a party; (b) in a legislative, agency, attorney general, or other state report, hearing, audit, or investigation; or (c) from a media outlet of any kind, unless the person bringing the action is an original source of the information.


Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

EFFECT:   Prohibits a qui tam action if the allegations were publicly disclosed through specified means.

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