Amendment #42 to S.1806

Amendment to SECTION 16 relative to out of state usage

Representatives O'Connell of Taunton, Cole of Peabody, Diehl of Whitman, Kuros of Uxbridge and Lyons of Andover move that the bill be amended in SECTION 16, by striking out, in lines 250 and 251, the words “The department of transitional assistance shall promulgate regulations in accordance with this section” and inserting in place thereof the following: “Cash assistance may not be accessed or used in states other than Massachusetts and border states. The department of transitional assistance shall track, on a monthly basis, out of state card usage, excluding border states. The department of transitional assistance shall investigate and contact a recipient, whose card has been used out of state, excluding border states. The department of transitional assistance shall promulgate other necessary regulations in accordance with this section.”