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Federal/State:Rhode Island
Bill:RI HB 5029 - Regarding photo identification on EBT cards
Summary:Would require picture identification on all (EBT) electronic benefit transfer cards issued to administer this program.
Sponsor(s):Representative Mary Duffy Messier (D)
As of 5/17/2013: Committee recommended the measure be held for further study, ie the bill is dead
As of 5/13/2013: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration on May 14, 2013
As of 1/10/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Finance

Federal/State:Rhode Island
Bill:RI SB 2063 - Restrict use of benefits for alcohol etc.
Summary:Would prohibit the use of direct cash assistance funds held on electronic benefit transfer cards for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets, tobacco products and certain other products and services. The act would further provide for penalties for violations of the act.
As of 1/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.