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2011 Senate Bill 109: Ban welfare “bridge card” cash ATM withdrawal in casino

Public Act 197 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on February 8, 2011 To require state agencies to work with ATM cash machine suppliers to establish a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash in a casino. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and cash welfare payments.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on February 8, 2011
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 13, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 13, 2011
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on April 14, 2011 (same description)
To require state agencies to work with ATM cash machine suppliers to establish a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash in a casino. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and cash welfare payments.
Received in the House on April 14, 2011
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on April 14, 2011
Reported in the House on June 21, 2011 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on June 12, 2012 To place in statute an explicit prohibition on the purchase of alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets with a "bridge card" (this is already prohibited by rules).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on June 13, 2012 (same description)
To require state agencies to work with ATM cash machine suppliers to establish a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash in a casino. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and cash welfare payments.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012

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