Monday, March 4, 2013

New Laws


KLFY 10 Acadiana's Multi-Media News State Cash Assistance Restrictions New state regulations now ban the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol, and lottery tickets. Other restrictions include prohibiting the use of a welfare electronic benefit card at liquor stores, gambling sites and strip clubs, as required under federal law. For a first offense, violators will stop receiving welfare benefits for a year, two years for a second offense and permanently for a third offense. The state is relying on businesses and the public to report suspected violations.