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New Alabama law would require residents to pass drug tests to get food stamps
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A new law proposed in Alabama would require residents to pass a drug test in order to receive food stamps.

Under the state’s existing laws, Alabama residents are not legally required to be tested for illegal substances in order to apply for or receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a local NBC station.

But, if H.B. 3, which was introduced earlier this week, is passed, an applicant for such benefits would be required to be tested for substance abuse if “there is reasonable suspicion that the person uses or is under the influence of a drug,” the bill states.

If a person tests positive more than once for a drug without a valid prescription, he or she would be ineligible to receive SNAP benefits.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/433192-new-alabama-law-would-require-residents-to-pass-drug-tests-to-get-food
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