Florida bill would prevent buying soft drinks with food stamps

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A bill will be considered that would prohibit people from buying soft drinks with food stamps.

The bill was filed by Rep. Ralph Massullo (R-Lecanto).  It says that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can’t be used for soft drinks.  It would require Florida’s Department of Children and Families to request a waiver of federal requirements.

If it passes, it would take effect on July 1, 2018.

Washington state allows the purchase of "junk food and luxury items," according to this site.

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