LD 607 (subjects: FOOD STAMPS , FRAUD )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=607&PID=1456&snum=127
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|3/3/2015||House||Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/5/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.|
Representative GATTINE of Westbrook moved to ACCEPT REPORT B Ought to Pass as Amended .
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending his motion to ACCEPT REPORT B Ought to Pass as Amended .
ROLL CALL NO. 138
(Yeas 79 – Nays 66 – Absent 6 – Excused 0)
Later today assigned.
|6/22/2015||House||Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, REPORT B Ought to Pass as Amended was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 367
(Yeas 72 – Nays 70 – Absent 9 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “B” (H-246) was READ.
On motion of Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, House Amendment “A” (H-402) to Committee Amendment “B” (H-246) was READ and ADOPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 368
(Yeas 79 – Nays 65 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
Committee Amendment “B” (H-246) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-402) thereto ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “B” (H-246) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-402) thereto.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Report A Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 334 27 Yeas – 7 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-245) READ and ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (H-245) , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|6/23/2015||House||The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of REPORT B Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “B” (H-246) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-402) thereto.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/23/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Report A OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-245) , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).
An Act To Stop the Abuse of Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 3104, sub- 12, as amended by PL 2011, c. 687, 10, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA 3104, sub- 15 and 16 are enacted to read:
This bill amends the provisions regarding electronic benefits transfer cards by providing that:
1. For a violation of trafficking an electronic benefits transfer card, the benefits are suspended one year for a first offense and at least 5 years for a 2nd or subsequent offense, with the penalties doubled if the benefits recipient trafficked the card in exchange for illegal drugs;
2. If an electronic benefits transfer card is found in the possession of a person other than the recipient and the person is arrested and charged for a drug offense, it creates a rebuttable presumption that the recipient trafficked the card for drugs;
3. A replacement electronic benefits transfer card must have a photograph of the recipient on the card; and
4. The Department of Health and Human Services is directed to send a letter to all recipients of benefits under the statewide food supplement program of the amended penalty provision. The recipient is required to sign and return the letter acknowledging the recipient understood the letter.
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- Portland Press Herald: EBT cards showing up at drug seizures could reignite welfare reform debate
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