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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2459         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 109

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 relative to preventing fraud in the Massachusetts EBT cash assistance program.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2459        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 109

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 109) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cash assistance program.  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 relative to preventing fraud in the Massachusetts EBT cash assistance program.
 

              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. Subsection (D) of section 2 of chapter 18 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 161 of the acts of 2012, is hereby further amended by striking, at the end of subsection (e), the word "and".

SECTION 2. Subsection (D) of section 2 of chapter 18 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “section” in the second paragraph of subsection (f), the following:—
; and
(g) the immediate termination of benefits to any recipient, who has failed to notify the department of a change of address, and who the department has attempted to contact by mail, but whose mail communication has been returned to the department as undeliverable

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