Full Text of HB4420 99th General Assembly
HB4420 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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"
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shall have the meanings ascribed to those terms in Section
31A-0.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(6) Admission to any performance.
(8) Professional services, excluding medical care.
(9) Travel services.
(10) Other services, excluding childcare services or
memberships provided by health clubs.
(11) Tattoos or other body art or piercings.
(13) Rental of goods.
(14) The payment of taxes, fees, or penalties,
including restitution or bail ordered by a court.
(15) Gambling games. For purposes of this Section, the
term "gambling games" shall have the meaning ascribed to
that term in the Riverboat Gambling Act.