USDA Prevents Georgia from Implementing Food Stamp Drug Testing Law

A Georgia bill signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal in March which would require some food stamp recipientstest to undergo random drug testing is illegal and can’t be implemented according to a letter sent to the state by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Under the bill signed into law in March, a state worker would be authorized to require a food stamp recipient to take a random drug test if they have “a reasonable suspicion” that they consume illegal substances. Although other states have passed laws requiring drug testing for certain federal benefits, Georgia’s law is the first to allow random testing of food stamp recipients.

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