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Full Text of HB4181  100th General Assembly

HB4181 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB4181

 

Introduced , by Rep. David B. Reis

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new

    Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2019, electronic benefits transfer ("LINK") cards used to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or cash shall contain the name and photo of the primary cardholder and, at the option of the primary cardholder, the names of secondary holders who are authorized to use the card. Establishes that an individual may only use the LINK card if the photo on the card matches the user or he or she presents a current and valid photo identification that confirms that he or she is a secondary user listed on the card. Provides that on the effective date of the amendatory Act the Department of Human Services shall begin the process of transitioning to the use of LINK cards which contain the name and photo of the primary cardholder and list the names of all authorized users of the card. Requires the transition to be completed no later than January 1, 2019. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 12-4.4a as follows:
 
6    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new)
7    Sec. 12-4.4a. Electronic benefits transfer card; SNAP
8benefits.
9    (a) In this Section, "LINK card" means an electronic
10benefits transfer card issued by the Department of Human
11Services for the purpose of enabling a user of the card to
12obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
13benefits or cash.
14    (b) On and after January 1, 2019, LINK cards used to obtain
15Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or
16cash shall contain the name and photo of the primary
17cardholder. In addition, the card shall contain, at the option
18of the primary cardholder, the names of secondary cardholders
19who are authorized to use the card to obtain SNAP benefits or
20cash. An individual may use the LINK card to obtain SNAP
21benefits or cash only if:
22        (1) he or she is the primary cardholder listed on the
23    card and the photo on the card matches the user; or

 

 

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1        (2) he or she is the secondary cardholder listed on the
2    card and he or she shows a current and valid photo
3    identification that confirms that he or she is a secondary
4    user listed on the card.
5    (c) On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
6100th General Assembly, the Department of Human Services shall
7begin the process of transitioning to the use of LINK cards
8which contain the name and photo of the primary cardholder and
9list the names of all authorized users of the card. This
10transition shall be completed no later than January 1, 2019.
 
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.