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2013 Senate Bill 556: Ban welfare “bridge card” ATM cash at liquor or “adult” store

Public Act 194 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on September 26, 2013
To require state agencies to “work with” ATM cash machine suppliers to establish a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash in a liquor store or “adult entertainment establishment.” “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and cash welfare.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee on September 26, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 8, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on October 22, 2013
To clarify an exemption for liquor stores that are primarily grocery stores.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 22, 2013
Received in the House on October 22, 2013
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on October 22, 2013
Reported in the House on October 30, 2013
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013

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