|Updated: 3/11/2013 4:23 pm
||Published: 3/11/2013 4:22 pm
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 1909 on Monday.
The bill, introduced by Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, would require able able-bodied recipients ages 18 to 50, who are not disabled or raising a child, to perform at least 20 hours of work activities as a condition of receiving food stamps.
“It’s time we encourage the value of personal responsibility,” said Speaker Shannon, R-Lawton. “This measure will help able-bodied people break their addiction to government subsidies and let them focus on building a career as opposed to continually suffering under the wheel of poverty.”
HB 1909 will now move on to the Senate.