PRINTER'S NO. 1048
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY REESE, AUMENT, BAKER, BARRAR, BENNINGHOFF, BIZZARRO, BLOOM, K. BOYLE, R. BROWN, CARROLL, CAUSER, CLYMER, COHEN, D. COSTA, SCHLEGEL CULVER, CUTLER, DeLUCA, DENLINGER, DUNBAR, EMRICK, EVANKOVICH, EVERETT, FLECK, GABLER, GIBBONS, GILLEN, GINGRICH, GOODMAN, GROVE, HAHN, C. HARRIS, KAUFFMAN, F. KELLER, KORTZ, KRIEGER, LAWRENCE, LONGIETTI, MACKENZIE, MARSHALL, METCALFE, MILLARD, MILLER, MILNE, MOLCHANY, MOUL, MUNDY, MURT, O'NEILL, PETRARCA, PICKETT, QUINN, REED, ROCK, SACCONE, SAYLOR, SCHLOSSBERG, SIMMONS, STERN, STURLA, SWANGER, TALLMAN, TOEPEL AND WHITE, MARCH 11, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON HEALTH, MARCH 11, 2013
1Amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), entitled "An
2act to consolidate, editorially revise, and codify the public
3welfare laws of the Commonwealth," further providing for
4prohibited use of public assistance funds.
10Section 484. Prohibited Use of Public Assistance Funds.--(a)
11It shall be unlawful for any individual to purchase tobacco,
12tobacco paraphernalia, liquor or alcohol with [a gift
13certificate or a gift card which is in the form of] an
14electronic benefits transfer card issued to convey public
15assistance benefits administered by the [Department of Public
1Welfare] department or a debit card issued to convey support
2payment moneys. The department shall take appropriate measures
3to prevent the use of public assistance funds for the purposes
4proscribed in this section.
8Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.