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Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Department of Transitional Assistance Fraud Detection Services Measure Report

SECTION 168.   The department of transitional assistance, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, shall provide a report on current fraud detection measures within the agency and department to reduce fraud in public assistance benefit programs and to study the feasibility of implementing a biometric authentication system. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the cost savings that would result from the elimination of duplicate assistance fraud in public assistance programs and the feasibility of using biometric technology to create a reliable system of identification. The report, along with any legislative recommendations, shall be filed with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives within 90 days after the effective date of this act.