Bill Text: IL HB0167 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Administration Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that subject to federal approval, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the LINK card issued by the Department of Human Services for the purpose of enabling cardholders to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or cash shall only be used for in-state transactions. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement this provision.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-29 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0167 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0167-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0167

Introduced , by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new

Amends the Administration Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that subject to federal approval, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the LINK card issued by the Department of Human Services for the purpose of enabling cardholders to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or cash shall only be used for in-state transactions. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement this provision.
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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

A BILL FOR

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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 12-4.4a as follows:
6 (305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new)
7 Sec. 12-4.4a. LINK card; restricted use. Subject to federal
8approval, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act
9of the 101st General Assembly, the LINK card issued by the
10Department of Human Services for the purpose of enabling
11cardholders to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
12Program (SNAP) benefits or cash shall only be used for in-state
13transactions. The Department shall adopt rules necessary to
14implement this Section.
15 As used in this Section, "LINK card" means an electronic
16benefits transfer card issued by the Department of Human
17Services for the purpose of enabling a user of the card to
18obtain SNAP benefits or cash.
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