HB 166

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Dhs-Link Card-Photo Id


Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2020, electronic benefits transfer ("LINK") cards used to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or cash shall contain the name and photo of the primary cardholder and, at the option of the primary cardholder, the names of secondary holders who are authorized to use the card. Establishes that an individual may use the LINK card only if the photo on the card matches the user or he or she presents a current and valid photo identification that confirms he or she is a secondary user listed on the card. Provides that on the effective date of the amendatory Act the Department of Human Services shall begin the process of transitioning to the use of LINK cards which contain the name and photo of the primary cardholder and list the names of all authorized users of the card. Requires the transition to be completed no later than January 1, 2020. Effective immediately.

Bill Sponsors (5)


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Mar 29, 2019


Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Feb 25, 2019


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins

Feb 13, 2019


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow

Feb 06, 2019


To Public Benefits Subcommittee


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant

Feb 04, 2019


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey

Jan 29, 2019


Assigned to Human Services Committee

Jan 09, 2019


First Reading


Referred to Rules Committee

Dec 14, 2018


Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

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