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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1016         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 61


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kathleen O'Connor Ives


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 welfare reform.






Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1016        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 61

By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 61) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, James M. Cantwell, Josh S. Cutler, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to welfare reform.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to welfare reform.

              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 appearing in the 2008 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 29 the following sections:-

                            Section 29A. The department of transitional assistance shall

              (a) require that any electronic benefit transfer card issued to an eligible recipient shall bear such recipients photograph on the face thereof;

              (b) require any retailer that accepts electronic benefit transfer cards to post the toll free fraud hotline provided by the department;

              (c) List on each application and renewal form items prohibited from purchase with electronic benefit transfer cards.

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