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 Bill Status of HB2469  99th General Assembly

Short Description:  DHS-LINK CARD-PHOTO ID

House Sponsors
Rep. Adam Brown - Terri Bryant - Bill Mitchell and Joe Sosnowski

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2016, 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 only use the LINK card if the photo on the card matches the user or he or she presents a current and valid photo identification that confirms that 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, 2016. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Adam Brown
  2/18/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/11/2015HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  11/2/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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