Proposed Texas Law Would Ban Purchase of Junk Food With Food Stamps

Outstanding!………Another common sense idea from Texas.

source: MSN/ABC News

A proposed Texas bill would ban residents from purchasing junk food using food stamps.

House Bill 4364, filed by Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain in March, would make food items such as candy and energy drinks ineligible to buy with food stamps.

The bill defines an energy drink as a beverage containing at least 65 milligrams of caffeine per eight fluid ounces and is advertised as “being specifically designed to provide metabolic stimulation or an increase to the consumer’s mental or physical energy.” Coffee or coffee-based beverages are not grouped in with this definition, according to the bill.

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