liquor store

(12) State requirement to prevent unauthorized spending of benefits (A) In general A State to which a grant is made under section 603 of this title shall maintain policies and practices as necessary to prevent assistance provided under the State program funded under this part from being used in any electronic benefit transfer transaction in— (i) any liquor store; (ii) any casino, gambling casino, or gaming establishment; or (iii) any retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment. (B) Definitions For purposes of subparagraph (A)— (i) Liquor store The term “liquor store” means any retail establishment which sells exclusively or primarily intoxicating liquor. Such term does not include a grocery store which sells both intoxicating liquor and groceries including staple foods (within the meaning of section 3(r) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 ( 7 U.S.C. 2012(r) )). (ii) Casino, gambling casino, or gaming establishment The terms “casino”, “gambling casino”, and “gaming establishment” do not include— (I) a grocery store which sells groceries including such staple foods and which also offers, or is located within the same building or complex as, casino, gambling, or gaming activities; or (II) any other establishment that offers casino, gambling, or gaming activities incidental to the principal purpose of the business. (iii) Electronic benefit transfer transaction The term “electronic benefit transfer transaction” means the use of a credit or debit card service, automated teller machine, point-of-sale terminal, or access to an online system for the withdrawal of funds or the processing of a payment for merchandise or a service.


42 USC § 608(a)(12)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (part A) of this section.
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