§ 8. Funds; Grants.
(a) There is hereby created the Whistleblower Reward and Protection Fund as a special fund in the State Treasury. All proceeds of an action or settlement of a claim brought under this Act shall be deposited in the Fund. Any attorneys' fees, expenses, and costs paid by or awarded against any defendant pursuant to Section 4 of this Act shall not be considered part of the proceeds to be deposited in the Fund.
(b) Monies in the Fund shall be allocated, subject to appropriation, as follows: One-sixth of the monies shall be paid to the Attorney General and one-sixth of the monies shall be paid to the Department of State Police for State law enforcement purposes. The remaining two-thirds of the monies in the Fund shall be used for payment of awards to Qui Tam plaintiffs and as otherwise specified in this Act, with any remainder to the General Revenue Fund. The Attorney General shall direct the State Treasurer to make disbursement of funds.
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