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 Bill Status of SB1709  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  PUBLIC AID-LINK-SNAP-PHOTO ID

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose and Dale A. Righter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/7/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Secretary of Human Services to seek a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to allow the State to include on the face of every LINK card issued to a recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or cash assistance under the Code a photo of the cardholder. Requires the Department of Human Services to provide the General Assembly with various good faith cost estimates including the estimated cost of replacing every still-valid LINK card with a card that contains on its face a photo of the cardholder and the estimated cost of "phasing in" new photo identification cards issued under the current contract with the current LINK card vendor. Provides that the Department shall suggest a process to the General Assembly that allows the caregiver of a recipient of SNAP benefits or cash assistance under this Code to use the recipient's LINK card on the recipient's behalf. Provides that the General Assembly shall through legislation determine whether it wishes to implement the waiver based on projected cost estimates and other matters.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/7/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/8/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS)
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Subcommittee on Special Issues
  4/7/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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