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 Bill Status of SB1531  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Secretary of Human Services to seek a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to allow the State to include on the face of every LINK card issued to a recipient of SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) or cash assistance under the Code a photo of the cardholder. Requires the Department of Human Services to provide the Illinois General Assembly with various good faith cost estimates including the estimated cost of replacing every still-valid LINK card with a card that contains on its face a photo of the cardholder and the estimated cost of "phasing-in" new photo identification cards issued under the current contract with the current LINK card vendor. Provides that the Department shall suggest a process to the Illinois General Assembly that allows the caregiver of a recipient of SNAP benefits or cash assistance under the Code to use the recipient's LINK card on the recipient's behalf. Provides that the Illinois General Assembly shall through legislation determine whether it wishes to implement the waiver based on projected cost estimates and other matters.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/13/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/5/2013SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS)
  3/19/2013SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/22/2013SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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