234.12A  Electronic benefits transfer program.

1.  The department of human services may establish an electronic benefits transfer program utilizing electronic funds transfer systems. The program, if established, shall at a minimum provide for all of the following:

a.  A retailer shall not be required to make cash disbursements or to provide, purchase, or upgrade electronic funds transfer system equipment as a condition of participation in the program.

b.  A retailer providing electronic funds transfer system equipment for transactions pursuant to the program shall be reimbursed fifteen cents for each approved transaction pursuant to the program utilizing the retailer's equipment.

c.  A retailer that provides electronic funds transfer system equipment for transactions pursuant to the program and who makes cash disbursements pursuant to the program utilizing the retailer's equipment shall be paid a fee of fifteen cents by the department for each cash disbursement transaction by the retailer.

2.  A point-of-sale terminal which is used only for purchases from a retailer by electronic benefits transfer utilizing electronic funds transfer systems is not a satellite terminal as defined in section 527.2.

3.  For the purposes of this section, "retailer" means a business authorized by the United States department of agriculture to accept food stamp benefits.

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1066, §1; 98 Acts, ch 1218, §75

Footnotes

  Reports to general assembly regarding implementation plan, projected costs of fee payments, and projected savings to department; extension of time for implementation; 98 Acts, ch 1218, §5; 99 Acts, ch 203, §5; 2000 Acts, ch 1228, §4


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