Senate Passes False Claims Act

With the “crossover” deadline looming, the Senate today passed SB 374, the Maryland False Claims Act. This bill would create a “whistleblower” system to catch fraud against both state and local governments. The bill was introduced at the request of Attorney General Brian Frosh, who spoke about the topic during his MACo visit earlier in the session.

MACo had testified in support of the bill.

See MACo’s testimony online.

See previous Conduit Street coverage of the False Claims Act.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties