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Text of To prohibit fees with respect to electronic benefit transfer debit cards used in connection with unemployment compensation.

This bill was introduced on December 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 7, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3598

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 7, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To prohibit fees with respect to electronic benefit transfer debit cards used in connection with unemployment compensation.

1.

Prohibition on charging fees in connection with EBT debit cards in connection with unemployment compensation

(a)

Approval of State laws

Paragraph (4) of section 3304(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence:

For purposes of this paragraph, expenses of administration includes any fee in connection with the use of electronic benefit transfer debit cards for the payment of unemployment compensation.

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(b)

Unemployment fund definition

Subsection (f) of section 3306 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following flush sentence:

For purposes of this subsection, expenses of administration includes any fee in connection with the use of electronic benefit transfer debit cards for the payment of unemployment compensation.

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(c)

Certification

Section 303(a)(5) of the Social Security Act is amended by striking and at the end and inserting the following: Provided further, That, for purposes of this paragraph, expenses of administration includes any fee in connection with the use of electronic benefit transfer debit cards for the payment of unemployment compensation; and.

(d)

Effective date

In the case of any State, the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to compensation paid for weeks which begin after the end of the 1-month period beginning on the last day of the first session of the State legislature which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.