- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill bringing greater scrutiny to food stamp recipients who request multiple replacement debit cards.

The bill passed 66-31 Tuesday would allow a FoodShare recipient to receive three replacement debit cards each year no questions asked.

After a fourth request in a year, the person would be notified that they could be investigated for fraud. After a fifth request, the person would be investigated.

The state Department of Health Services in 2013 instituted a pilot policy where it sent letters to FoodShare recipients who asked for four or more cards a year. The department determined the pilot to be successful in reducing the requests for replacements, and plans to implement it statewide in December.

The bill would put the policy into law.

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