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  208.182.  Division to establish electronic transfer of benefits system — disclosure of information prohibited, penalty — benefits and verification to reside in one card. — 1.  The family support division shall establish pilot projects in St. Louis City and in any county with a population of six hundred thousand or more, which shall provide for a system of electronic transfer of benefits to public assistance recipients.  Such system shall allow recipients to obtain cash from automated teller machines or point of sale terminals.  If less than the total amount of benefits is withdrawn, the recipient shall be given a receipt showing the current status of his or her account.

  2.  The disclosure of any information provided to a financial institution, business or vendor by the family support division under this section is prohibited.  Such financial institution, business or vendor may not use or sell such information and may not divulge the information without a court order.  Violation of this subsection is a class A misdemeanor.

  3.  Subject to appropriations and subject to receipt of waivers from the federal government to prevent the loss of any federal funds, the department of social services shall require the use of photographic identification on electronic benefit transfer cards issued to recipients in this system.  Such photographic identification electronic benefit transfer card shall be in a form approved by the department of social services.

  4.  The family support division shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section pursuant to section 660.017 and chapter 536.

  5.  The delivery of electronic benefits and the electronic eligibility verification, including, but not limited to, aid to families with dependent children (AFDC), women, infants and children (WIC), early periodic screening diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT), food stamps, supplemental security income (SSI), including Medicaid, child support, and other programs, shall reside in one card that may be enabled by function from time to time in a convenient manner.


(L. 1992 H.B. 899, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1547 & 961, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

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