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2011 Senate Bill 522: “Bridge card” reform package

Public Act 199 of 2011

  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 23, 2011, to allow the Department of Human Services staff (the welfare department) to access the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) system to determine if welfare recipients have warrants for their arrest, so that they could revoke the welfare “bridge cards” of any outstanding arrest warrant targets, as proposed by House Bill 4721. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and are also used for cash welfare payments.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 23, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 30, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 30, 2011.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 30, 2011.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 30, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on September 14, 2011, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 98 to 9 in the House on September 22, 2011, to allow the Department of Human Services staff (the welfare department) to access the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) system to determine if welfare recipients have warrants for their arrest, so that they could revoke the welfare “bridge cards” of any outstanding arrest warrant targets, as proposed by House Bill 4721. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and are also used for cash welfare payments.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 17, 2011.

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