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 Bill Status of HB0262  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-LINK CARD-PHOTO ID

House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2022, 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 use the LINK card only if the photo on the card matches the user or he or she presents a current and valid photo identification that confirms 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 that 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, 2022. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  1/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/2/2021HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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