Proposed State Bill Would Block Purchase Of Soda Using Food Stamps

A newly proposed state bill may stop Florida residents from buying soda with food stamps.

House Bill 47 was presented Friday by Rep. Ralph Massullo and is filed for the 2018 legislative session.

The proposal would have the Florida Department of Children and Families seek a federal waiver, allowing the state block the purchase of soft drinks with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

The 2018 legislation will begin in January.

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