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 Bill Status of HB4497  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  DHS-LINK CARD-PHOTO ID

House Sponsors
Rep. John D. Cavaletto - Robert W. Pritchard - Brian W. Stewart and Anthony DeLuca

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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, 2015, electronic benefits transfer ("LINK") cards used to obtain SNAP 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 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, 2015. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/31/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  2/3/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/3/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/5/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/13/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  2/19/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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