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90_HB2253 New Act Creates the State Benefit Fraud Identification Act. Provides that if a law enforcement agency employee notifies the State that a municipal, county, or State prisoner has received public aid or other State benefits or services to which that prisoner is not entitled, the law enforcement agency employing the employee is entitled to 5% of the total value of public aid or other State benefits or services received by the prisoner during a period of one year but to which the prisoner was not entitled. LRB9001545WHmg LRB9001545WHmg 1 AN ACT concerning State benefits. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 State Benefit Fraud Identification Act. 6 Section 5. Notice of prisoner receiving benefits; award. 7 If an employee of a municipal, county, or State law 8 enforcement agency notifies the State that a person 9 incarcerated in a municipal or county jail or a State 10 correctional facility has while incarcerated received public 11 aid or any other State payment or service to which that 12 incarcerated person is not entitled because of his or her 13 incarceration, then if the public aid or other State payment 14 or service is terminated or reduced based on the information 15 received from that employee, the law enforcement agency that 16 employs that employee is entitled to 5% of the total value of 17 the public aid or other State payments or services received 18 by the incarcerated person during a period of one year but to 19 which the incarcerated person was not entitled. The law 20 enforcement agency may use the amount of the award for 21 payment of its operating expenses.
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