House Bill 13 feels like it is unnecessary. The Act itself states that it’s purpose is to reaffirm the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund and that settlement monies received by the state or a state agency as a result of lawsuits are to be part of the General Fund. In other words, only the General Assembly can decide what to do with settlement money, not the Attorney General or the Governor. So this bill is an exclamation point to reassert the authority of the General Assembly.
Where is the bill now? House Administration as of 12-13-2018
Democratic Sponsors: Kowalko, Walsh, Sokola, Brady
Republican Sponsors: Lawson, Ramone