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2013 House Bill 4858: Require financial institutions help enforce welfare benefit restrictions

Public Act 195 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on June 20, 2013, to require a bank that operates automatic teller machines in a casino, liquor store, or “adult entertainment establishment” to “work with” state agencies to find a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” to withdraw cash from those ATMs.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on June 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 23, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on October 31, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 31, 2013.
  2. Passed 108 to 1 in the House on November 7, 2013, to require a bank that operates automatic teller machines in a casino, liquor store, or “adult entertainment establishment” to ensure it does not allow a person to use a welfare benefits “bridge card” to withdraw cash from those ATMs.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate on November 12, 2013.
  4. Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on December 5, 2013, to require a bank that operates automatic teller machines in a casino, liquor store, or “adult entertainment establishment” to ensure it does not allow a person to use a welfare benefits “bridge card” to withdraw cash from those ATMs.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013.

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