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Full Text of HB5682  98th General Assembly


Rep. Kay Hatcher

Filed: 3/14/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5682 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 8A-18 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/8A-18 new)
7    Sec. 8A-18. Application assistance fraud; SNAP; AABD;
8TANF. It is a Class C misdemeanor for any person, including an
9individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, or
10joint venture, or any employee or agent of any of those, to
11assist or represent another person in completing or submitting
12an application for benefits under the federal Supplemental
13Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the State's Aid to the
14Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) program, or the State's
15Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, in
16exchange for a portion of the applicant's SNAP, AABD, or TANF



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1benefits or cash or any other form of payment from any other
2source. An applicant who receives such assistance is not in
3violation of this Section.
4    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting
5an applicant from using the services of a non-profit
6organization, a licensed attorney, or any other authorized
7organization or agency that receives State or federal funding
8to assist persons in the preparation of an application for
9SNAP, AABD, or TANF benefits or in appealing a denial of an
10application for SNAP, AABD, or TANF benefits.
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.".