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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 8, 2016 03:30 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Prohibit UC Cards from Casino ATM Use
In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation that would prohibit state government-issued unemployment compensation (U.C.) debit cards from being used at automated teller machines (ATM’s) in Pennsylvania casinos.

The legislation amends the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act by prohibiting individuals who receive benefits from unemployment compensation from having the ability to use their government issued debit cards at ATM’s within casinos or any licensed facility.

State government benefits are meant to provide individuals with the necessities of life, and to pay their bills while seeking new employment or providing for their families. For that reason, the Gaming Control Board should ensure that U.C. benefits should not be easily accessible at ATM machines in Pennsylvania casinos.

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor. This is a reintroduction of SB 453 from the previous session. Co-sponsors included: Stefano, Alloway, Teplitz, Hutchinson, Rafferty, Vogel and Vulakovich.

Introduced as SB127