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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS [10000 - 10077]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 3. Electronic Benefits Transfer Act [10065 - 10077]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 270, Sec. 31. )

ARTICLE 1. General [10065 - 10066]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 270, Sec. 31. )

10065.
  

The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:

(a) The development of incompatible systems for electronic benefits transfer will create significant hardships on recipients of public social services and businesses that accept electronic transactions as payment for goods and services.

(b) The goals of electronic benefits transfer are to reduce the cost of delivering benefits to recipients, to ensure that all systems within California are compatible, and to afford public social services recipients the opportunity to better and more securely manage their financial affairs.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 270, Sec. 31. Effective August 11, 1997. Operative August 18, 1997, by Sec. 187 of Ch. 270.)

10066.
  

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) “Committee” means the committee created pursuant to this chapter.

(b) “Benefits” means financial and food assistance provided to, or on behalf of, those Californians who, because of their economic circumstances or social condition, are in need thereof, and may benefit thereby.

(c) “System” means the electronic benefits transfer system developed pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 270, Sec. 31. Effective August 11, 1997. Operative August 18, 1997, by Sec. 187 of Ch. 270.)

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