Bill Sponsors: IL HB0166 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2020, 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 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, 2020. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-29 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0166 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Representative Thomas Bennett [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-106FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Darren Bailey [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-109FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Terri Bryant [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-115FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Monica Bristow [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-111FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Dan Caulkins [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-101FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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