Category: Crime and Public Safety, Social Issues

SB 579 (2018) relative to penalties for welfare fraud.

House/Senate Bill: Senate

Description: Increases the statutory damage amounts for welfare fraud to align with other felony and misdemeanor crimes involving fraud.  This would allow more welfare fraud cases to be brought as misdemeanors rather than felonies.

Bill Sponsor: James Gray

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/20/2018

Next Voting Date: Thu, 04/05/2018

Bill Status

Signed by Governor
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: Yes

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