99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Terri Bryant
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Article of the
Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that no person shall knowingly use or
accept cash assistance benefits provided under the Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families Program for the purchase or sale of certain services or
products, including alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets, firearms or
firearms ammunition, admission to any performance, gambling games, and
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AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 4-8a as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/4-8a new)
Prohibited services or products for purchase
using cash assistance benefits.
No person shall knowingly use
or accept cash assistance benefits provided under this Article
for the purchase or sale of any of the following services or
(1) Alcoholic beverages.
(2) Lottery tickets.
(3) Tobacco products. For purposes of this Section,
"tobacco products" means cigarettes, cigars, smokeless
tobacco, or tobacco in any of its forms.
(4) Any visual material intended to create or simulate
sexual conduct or sexual excitement. For purposes of this
Section, the terms "sexual conduct" and "sexual
excitement" shall have the meanings ascribed to those terms
in Section 11-21 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(5) Firearms or firearms ammunition. For purposes of
this Section, the terms "firearm" and "firearm ammunition"