as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/01/2012 11:46am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying electronic benefit transfer cards; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 256.987, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 256.987, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:
Cash benefits for the
general assistance and Minnesota supplemental aid programs under chapter 256D and
programs under chapter 256J must be issued on deleted text begina separatedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end EBT card with the name of
the head of household printed on the card. The card must include the following statement:
"It is unlawful to use this card to purchase tobacco products or alcoholic beverages." This
card must be issued within 30 calendar days of an eligibility determination. During the
initial 30 calendar days of eligibility, a recipient may have cash benefits issued on an EBT
card without a name printed on the card. This card may be the same card on which food
support benefits are issued and does not need to meet the requirements of this section.