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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1439         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 90

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ryan C. Fattman

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to place photo identification on EBT cards.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1439        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 90

By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 90) of Ryan C. Fattman and others for legislation to place photo identification on electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to place photo identification on EBT cards.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 18 of the General Laws, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 161 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 5N the following new section :-

              “Section 5O: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, effective six months following the passage of this section, the department shall include on the front of each newly issued and re-issued electronic benefit transfer card, a photograph of the cardholder. Effective twelve months following the passage of this section, the department shall replace all existing electronic benefit transfer cards with cards containing a photograph of the cardholder.”

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