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A02543 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 19, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEINSTEIN  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Ways and Means
        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the liability of a
          person who presents false claims for money or property to the state or
          a local government
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 189 of the state
     2  finance law, as amended by section 8 of part A of chapter 56 of the laws
     3  of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) This section shall apply to claims, records, [or] statements,  and
     5  obligations  made  under the tax law only if (i) the net income or sales
     6  of the person against whom the action is brought equals or  exceeds  one
     7  million  dollars  for  any  taxable  year  subject to any action brought
     8  pursuant to this article; and (ii) the damages pleaded  in  such  action
     9  exceed  three  hundred and fifty thousand dollars[; and (iii) the person
    10  is alleged to have violated paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d),  (e),  (f)  or
    11  (g)  of subdivision one of this section; provided, however, that nothing
    12  in this subparagraph shall be deemed to modify or restrict the  applica-
    13  tion  of  such paragraphs to any act alleged that relates to a violation
    14  of the tax law].
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  all
    16  false  claims, records, statements and obligations concealed, avoided or
    17  decreased on, prior to, or after such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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