ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is calling for support of legislation that discourages false claims against the government by private contractors.

Frosh, a Democrat from Montgomery County, is scheduled to speak at a Wednesday news conference about the Maryland False Claims Act of 2015, ahead of hearings on the legislation later in the afternoon.

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The current Maryland False Claims Act focuses on healthcare. The proposed legislation would add fraud committed against the government by private contractors.

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The Attorney General is set to be joined by bill sponsors and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

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