April 02, 2007
The budget bill enacted in New York State includes a state False Claims Act.
Governor Eliot Spitzer had favored a state False Claims Act while he was state attorney general. The new law has qui tam provisions, allowing private citizens who discover fraud against the state to bring an action on its behalf.
Spitzer’s April 1, 2007 press release notes the inclusion of the False Claims Act in the budget bill.