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Public Act 103-0297


Public Act 0297 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0297
HB2214 EnrolledLRB103 27204 KTG 53574 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 12-4.57 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.57 new)
    Sec. 12-4.57. Stolen SNAP benefits via card skimming; data
collection and reports.
    (a) As the State administrator of benefits provided under
the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), the Department of Human Services shall track and
collect data on the scope and frequency of SNAP benefits fraud
in this State where a SNAP recipient's benefits are stolen
from the recipient's electronic benefits transfer card by
means of card skimming, card cloning, or some other similar
fraudulent method. The Department shall specifically keep a
record of every report made to the Department by a SNAP
recipient alleging the theft of benefits due to no fault of the
recipient, the benefit amount stolen, and, if practicable, how
those stolen benefits were used and the location of those
    (b) The Department shall report its findings to the
General Assembly on an annual basis beginning on January 1,
2024. The Department shall file an annual report no later than
the 60th day of the following year following each reporting
period. A SNAP recipient's personally identifiable information
shall be excluded from the reports consistent with State and
federal privacy protections. Each annual report shall also be
posted on the Department's official website.
    (c) If the Department determines that a SNAP recipient has
made a substantiated report of stolen benefits due to card
skimming, card cloning, or some other similar fraudulent
method, the Department shall refer the matter to the State's
Attorney who has jurisdiction over the alleged theft or fraud
and shall provide any assistance to that State's Attorney in
the prosecution of the alleged theft or fraud.

Effective Date: 1/1/2024