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2013 House Bill 4859: Require financial institutions help enforce welfare benefit restrictions

Public Act 196 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on June 20, 2013, to require a savings 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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 31, 2013.
    1. Passed 108 to 1 in the House on November 7, 2013, to require a savings 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on November 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate on November 12, 2013.
    1. Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on December 5, 2013, to require a savings 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013.

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