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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 2. Electronic Benefits Transfer Committee [10067 - 10071]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 270, Sec. 31. )

10067.
  

The Electronic Benefits Transfer Committee is hereby created. The committee shall remain in existence until January 1, 2003.

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

10068.
  

The committee shall consist of the Director of the Health and Welfare Agency Data Center, who shall be the chair of the committee, the Director of Social Services, the Director of Health Services, the Director of Information Technology, the Controller, the Treasurer, a representative of the California State Association of Counties, one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The committee shall provide for the participation of a technical advisory group comprised of representatives from the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors, the County Welfare Directors Association, the California Grocer’s Association, the California Retailer’s Association, the California Bankers Association, and agencies, organizations, and representatives of individuals who will use or be affected by an electronic benefits transfer system. A company or individual that participates in the committee or the advisory group shall not be eligible to bid for the provision of the electronic benefits transfer system.

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

10069.
  

The committee shall advise the department on the development and implementation of a statewide electronic benefits transfer system, and shall provide advice concerning the request for proposal. The system shall have the capability to deliver CalFresh benefits and, upon the election of the county, benefits under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3. The system may also be used, with the approval of the department, for the distribution of other benefits. Any electronic benefits transfer processor shall be capable of implementing systems within nine months of contracting for services.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 227, Sec. 25. (AB 1400) Effective January 1, 2012.)

10069.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the project management for a statewide electronic benefits transfer system shall be transferred from the department to the Health and Welfare Agency Data Center.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 606, Sec. 18. Effective October 3, 1997.)

10071.
  

Any benefits provided to recipients under the department’s authority may be distributed through the electronic benefits transfer system as long as the recipient has reasonable access to his or her benefits.

(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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