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A05100
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
2179
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY WARNER, DUNBAR, REESE, BERNSTINE, WALSH, MILLARD,
NELSON, TOOHIL, DeLUCA, ZIMMERMAN, MOUL, SAYLOR, KEEFER,
JOZWIAK AND DOWLING, JANUARY 2, 2020
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, JANUARY 2, 2020
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), entitled "An
act to consolidate, editorially revise, and codify the public
welfare laws of the Commonwealth," in public assistance,
further providing for responsibilities and obligations of
department, applicants and recipients.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 405.3 of the act of June 13, 1967
(P.L.31, No.21), known as the Human Services Code, is amended by
adding a subsection to read:
Section 405.3. Responsibilities and Obligations of
Department, Applicants and Recipients.--* * *
(b) Subject to Federal approval, an authorized
representative designated on the application by a person who is
required to sign an application for assistance shall sign an
agreement with the department indicating that the person
understands and agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and
responsibilities of the electronic benefits transfer card,
including the proper use of the electronic benefits transfer
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card for the benefit of the person who designated the authorized
representative. If the person fails to comply with the terms,
conditions and responsibilities of the electronic benefits
transfer card, the person designated as an authorized
representative may not be designated as an authorized
representative for any assistance program administered by the
department.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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