2013 Senate Bill 554

Ban welfare “bridge card” ATM cash at race track

Introduced in the Senate

Sept. 26, 2013

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

To require horse racing tracks to “work with” state agencies to figure out a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash at the track. “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and cash welfare.

Referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions

Oct. 8, 2013

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Oct. 17, 2013

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Oct. 22, 2013

Passed in the Senate 38 to 0 (details)

Received in the House

Oct. 22, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Families, Children and Seniors