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Illinois S.B. 2432 measure affects signage and notices

Senator Pamela Althoff (R) of Illinois introduced S.B. 2432. The measure amends the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to require a person who establishes or owns specified cash-dispensing terminals must post a telephone number on the terminal for consumers to call to report problems, along with the telephone number of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

The bill was referred to the Senate Assignments Committee on 2/9/16 and then assigned to Financial Institutions on 2/17/16.

99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY State of Illinois 2015 and 2016 SB2432

Compliant Meta-sponsored terminals should already provide the telephone number on the terminal for consumers to call to report problems (Operational Problems or Suspicious Activity signage panel). If passed, the telephone number of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation would need to be added to signage for IL-deployed terminals.

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IL Law Prohibits Surcharge of EPPICard Transactions effective July 1, 2015

The State of Illinois adopted a law in 2014 that became effective July 1, 2015 which involves general use reloadable cards issued by the State of Illinois for child support payments. These cards, the EPPICard, are similar to LINK cards which are how the State distributes cash assistance (TANF, Aid to Aged, Blind and Disabled). Meta has confirmed with the State of Illinois LINK/EBT Program Director the following article is accurate and surcharge BIN blocks must be set up and enforced on terminals deployed in Illinois.


ATM Fees Prohibited Beginning July 1, 2015, for EPPICard Child Support Payments

Beginning on July 1, 2015, Illinois law will prohibit charging ATM fees for transactions involving an EPPICard, which is a general use reloadable card issued by the State of Illinois for child support payments. These cards are similar to Link Cards, which are issued by the Illinois Department of Human Services to individuals who receive public aid assistance, and which also benefit from a prohibition on ATM fees.

As with Link Cards, financial institutions must ensure that their Illinois ATMs will not charge a fee for EPPICard transactions. Based on information provided to the IBA by Xerox, which currently runs the EPPICard program, ATMs should be able to recognize EPPICards using the universal EPPICard ³bank identification number,² or ³BIN.² The EPPICard BIN is 515091. ATMs programmed with the EPPICard BIN should be able to recognize the cards and refrain from charging fees for those cards.

The State Law requires that surcharge be blocked on the EPPICard BIN (515091) and the LINK BIN (601453). The LINK surcharge prohibition has been in effect for several years; the EPPICard surcharge prohibition went into effect July 1, 2015.

As an ATM ISO sponsored by Meta, please reach out to each of your processors before month end to BIN block surcharge on the designated BINs for terminal deployments within the State. No terminal deployed in the State of Illinois should surcharge either of the State¹s cash assistance cards.

Meta ATM Team

IL Department of Human Services adopts amendments for TANF benefit use effective August 29, 2014

The State of Illinois Department of Human Services adopted amendments to its rules regarding the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits (TANF). The rule is final and retroactive to August 29, 2014. The rule prohibits the use of EBT transactions in liquor stores, casinos and gaming establishments, and adult-oriented entertainment establishments in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment.  

Final Rule (pdf pg. 44): 
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/
register/register_volume38_issue37.pdf 


Proposed Rule (pdf pg. 12): 
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/
register/register_volume38_issue14.pdf

IL Department of Human Services adopts amendments for TANF benefit use effective August 29, 2014

The State of Illinois Department of Human Services adopted amendments to its rules regarding the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits (TANF). The rule is final and retroactive to August 29, 2014. The rule prohibits the use of EBT transactions in liquor stores, casinos and gaming establishments, and adult-oriented entertainment establishments in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment.  

Final Rule (pdf pg. 44): 
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/
register/register_volume38_issue37.pdf 


Proposed Rule (pdf pg. 12): 
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/
register/register_volume38_issue14.pdf

TransNational ATM Team