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EXPLANATION: SNAP debit card study
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 38,
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 426, after line 23, by
adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (DSS: New SNAP Debit Card Accountability Features)
By December 1, 2014, the Director of the Department of Social Services shall make reports and recommendations to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for new accountability features to the debit cards used for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).
1) The feasibility and cost benefit of adding the beneficiaries' identification numbers on the SNAP debit cards. The objective is to reduce the misuse of SNAP debit ; and
2) The costs of various options available to reduce the fraud within these programs.
The department is authorized to use the agency's appropriated funds in Part I. A. of this act for research in complying with this provision./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.