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2020 Florida Statutes

F.S. 402.82
402.82 Electronic benefits transfer program.
(1) The Department of Children and Families shall establish an electronic benefits transfer program for the dissemination of food assistance benefits and temporary cash assistance payments, including refugee cash assistance payments, asylum applicant payments, and child support disregard payments. If the Federal Government does not enact legislation or regulations providing for dissemination of supplemental security income by electronic benefits transfer, the state may include supplemental security income in the electronic benefits transfer program.
(2) The department shall, in accordance with applicable federal laws and regulations, develop minimum program requirements and other policy initiatives, including enforcement procedures, for the electronic benefits transfer program.
(3) The department shall enter into public-private contracts for all provisions of electronic transfer of public assistance benefits.
(4) Use or acceptance of an electronic benefits transfer card is prohibited at the following locations or for the following activities:
(a) The purchase of an alcoholic beverage as defined in s. 561.01 and sold pursuant to the Beverage Law.
(b) An adult entertainment establishment as defined in s. 847.001.
(c) A pari-mutuel facility as defined in s. 550.002.
(d) A slot machine facility as defined in s. 551.102.
(e) A commercial bingo facility that operates outside the provisions of s. 849.0931.
(f) A casino, gaming facility, or gambling facility, or any gaming activities authorized under part II of chapter 285.
History.s. 9, ch. 95-431; s. 99, ch. 96-175; s. 193, ch. 99-8; s. 96, ch. 2000-165; s. 9, ch. 2000-337; s. 12, ch. 2010-209; s. 25, ch. 2011-135; s. 33, ch. 2011-142; s. 1, ch. 2013-88; s. 1, ch. 2015-12.
Note.Former s. 409.942.