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Full Text of HB2214  103rd General Assembly




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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 12-4.57 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.57 new)
7    Sec. 12-4.57. Stolen SNAP benefits via card skimming; data
8collection and reports.
9    (a) As the State administrator of benefits provided under
10the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
11(SNAP), the Department of Human Services shall track and
12collect data on the scope and frequency of SNAP benefits fraud
13in this State where a SNAP recipient's benefits are stolen
14from the recipient's electronic benefits transfer card by
15means of card skimming, card cloning, or some other similar
16fraudulent method. The Department shall specifically keep a
17record of every report made to the Department by a SNAP
18recipient alleging the theft of benefits due to no fault of the
19recipient, the benefit amount stolen, and, if practicable, how
20those stolen benefits were used and the location of those
22    (b) The Department shall report its findings to the
23General Assembly on an annual basis beginning on January 1,



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12024. The Department shall file an annual report no later than
2the 60th day of the following year following each reporting
3period. A SNAP recipient's personally identifiable information
4shall be excluded from the reports consistent with State and
5federal privacy protections. Each annual report shall also be
6posted on the Department's official website.
7    (c) If the Department determines that a SNAP recipient has
8made a substantiated report of stolen benefits due to card
9skimming, card cloning, or some other similar fraudulent
10method, the Department shall refer the matter to the State's
11Attorney who has jurisdiction over the alleged theft or fraud
12and shall provide any assistance to that State's Attorney in
13the prosecution of the alleged theft or fraud.