Maine Revised Statutes

§905-C. Misuse of public benefits instrument

1.    A person is guilty of misuse of a public benefits instrument if the person knowingly:
A. Transfers a public benefits instrument without authorization of the agency issuing the instrument; or [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
B. Obtains or possesses a public benefits instrument that was obtained without authorization of the agency issuing the instrument. [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW) .]
2.    As used in this section, "public benefits instrument" means electronic benefits transfer cards, coupons, vouchers and any other means for distributing benefits from the following programs:
A. The municipal general assistance program under Title 22, chapter 1161; [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
B. The TANF program under Title 22, chapter 1053-B; [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
C. The statewide food supplement program under Title 22, section 3104; [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
D. The child care subsidies under Title 22, chapter 1052-A; or [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
E. The Women, Infants and Children Special Supplemental Food Program of the United States Child Nutrition Act of 1966. [2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW) .]
3.    Misuse of a public benefits instrument is a Class D crime.
[ 2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2011, c. 687, §1 (NEW).