Bill Text: TX HB2004 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the dismissal of certain actions relating to Medicaid fraud.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-21 - Effective on 9/1/19 [HB2004 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2004-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 2004
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
 
 
  relating to the dismissal of certain actions relating to Medicaid
  fraud.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 36.102, Human Resources
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 36.102.  INITIATION OF ACTION; CONSENT REQUIRED FOR
  DISMISSAL.
         SECTION 2.  Section 36.102(e), Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e)  An action under this subchapter may be dismissed [before
  the end of the period during which the petition remains under seal]
  only if the court and the attorney general consent in writing to the
  dismissal and state their reasons for consenting.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an action brought on or after the effective date of this Act. An
  action brought before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law applicable to the action immediately before the effective
  date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2004 was passed by the House on April
  24, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 6, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2004 was passed by the Senate on May
  8, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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