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2011 House Bill 4722: “Bridge card” reform package
Introduced by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R) on June 9, 2011
To require state agencies to try to figure out 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 are also used for cash welfare payments.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on June 9, 2011
Reported in the House on June 21, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 7, 2011
To also explicitly prohibit welfare recipients from purchasing lottery tickets, alcohol or tobacco products with a "bridge card".
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 7, 2011
To require state agencies to try to figure out a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash in a casino. Also, to prohibit recipients from purchasing lottery tickets, alcohol or tobacco products with a Bridge card. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and are also used for cash welfare payments.
Received in the Senate on September 8, 2011
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on September 8, 2011

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