HB 105/FN (BR 475) - R. Nelson, L. Belcher, R. Bunch, J. York
AN ACT relating to fraud prevention in the use of food stamps.
Amend KRS 205.200 to require that an applicant for benefits under the food stamp program show a government-issued photo ID card at the initial interview to determine eligibility; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require retail establishments to require a government-issued photo ID card before accepting payment from a food stamp enrollee using a food stamp card; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require retail establishments to display a sign containing the address and phone number of the fraud abuse hotline; amend KRS 205.990 to require that retail establishments that fail to comply with the requirement to request ID shall be fined $500 for the first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense; create a fine for retail establishments that fail to display the fraud abuse hotline of $100 for the first offense and $250 for each subsequent offense; give the Cabinet for Health and Family Services authority to revoke the food stamp privileges of retail establishments that do not comply.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 3-introduced in House; to Health & Welfare (H)