2013 Senate Bill 555

Ban welfare “bridge card” ATM cash at liquor stores

Introduced in the Senate

Sept. 26, 2013

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

To require liquor stores to “work with” state agencies to find a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash from an ATM on the store’s premises. This would not apply to grocery stores that also sell liquor. “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-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Oct. 17, 2013

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Oct. 22, 2013

Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

To clarify an exemption for liquor stores that are primarily grocery stores.

The amendment passed by voice vote

Passed in the Senate 35 to 3 (details)

Received in the House

Oct. 22, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Families, Children and Seniors