Presentation on Electronic Benefit Card Transfer
COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
09:09 AM -- Presentation on Electronic Benefit Card Transfer
Representative Primavera called the meeting to order. An agenda was distributed to the committee members (Attachment A).
Phyllis Albritton, Department of Human Services (CDHS), and Ron Kammerzell, Department of Revenue, provided an update on the electronic benefit card transfer (EBT) program, pursuant to House Bill 15-1255. An informational packet was distributed to the committee (Attachment B). Mr. Kammerzell described efforts to reduce client EBT transactions at prohibited locations, including liquor and marijuana stores, casinos, and race tracks.
Ms. Albritton responded to questions from the committee regarding federal oversight of the program and moneys that have been recovered through the program. Mr. Kammerzell discussed educating clients and establishment owners about prohibited transactions. Ms. Albritton added that the county workers are informing clients about use of EBT cards, and clients receive notice if they use the card in a prohibited establishment. Mr. Kammerzell responded to committee questions regarding the ATM technology, signage requirements, and the use of EBT cards at adult entertainment venues.