Amendment #12 to H.55
An Amendment relative to the DTA fraud unit
Representatives O'Connell of Taunton, Holmes of Boston and D'Emilia of Bridgewater move that the bill be amended by inserting in Section 3 after Section 28b the following section:-
Section XX. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, responsibility for all fraud prevention and detection efforts performed by the department of transitional assistance shall be forthwith transferred to the office of the inspector general, including but not limited to, the fraud hotline, program integrity unit, investigation of program violations, hearings for program violations, and Fraud and/or Overpayment Referral Screening. The budget of the department shall be decreased by the amount currently appropriated to fund all fraud prevention and detection efforts; provided that the budget of the office of the inspector general shall be increased by said amount. This section shall take effect within 60 days of passage.