Georgia tried it, and failed. Georgia recently tried to pass H.B 772, which would have allowed the state to make food stamp recipients pay to prove that they don’t use drugs. But as of yesterday, federal officials have blocked the law.
The law, passed by the Legislature in March and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, was scheduled to go into effect on July 1.
But U.S. Department of Agriculture policy “prohibits states from mandating drug testing of (food stamp) applicants and recipients,” according to a letter from Robin D. Bailey, regional administrator of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
Try again, Georgia. Better yet, learn from the other states who’ve failed also.