Drug Tests for Food Stamps

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A new bill is set to take effect in the state of Texas in September 2009. The bill requires that all applicants undergo a mandatory drug test for food stamps. Any test that is returned positive for illegal substances or for un-prescribed prescription drugs will disqualify the candidate for food stamps, making them ineligible for 1 year.

As many more Americans are losing their jobs, there is good indication that there will be a rise in demand for food stamps. Using tax dollars to supply them, its nice to know that there will be some accountability for those who apply for them.


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