Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones R-Grand Ledge on March 4, 2014
To revise a law that bans having or using a false or doctored food stamp debit card (“bridge card”), reducing the threshold for criminal penalties from getting $250 worth of merchandise to $100, and increasing the penalty from 93 days in jail to one year, and potentially up to five years in prison, or 20 years if the value has exceeded $250,000. The bill also authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of the proceeds from this crime, and any property (including real estate) used to “facilitate” it. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 4, 2014