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.
Oregon allows the purchase of some junk foods and luxury items, including soft drinks.