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Monday Key Day for Food Stamp Bill
Friday, 14 March 2014

March 14--  Monday is a key day for legislation in the Georgia legislature for a bill that would require food stamp recipients to take a drug test if they are suspected drug abusers.

State Representative Greg Morris proposed the measure which must be approved by the Senate Rules Committee Monday in order to get a vote in the General Assembly before the session ends Thursday.

"My goal is to stay focused on House Bill 772.  It's an important first step in reigning in abuse of the welfare system and it's rife with abuse," Morris said.

Another bill Morris introduced this session allows for placement of a privately funded monument at the state capitol reflecting the Ten Commandments, the Declaration of Independence and the preamble to the Georgia constitution.

The bill has been passed and is on the way to Governor Nathan Deal for signing.

"It had bi-partisan support but there was a lively debate on the Senate floor regarding establishment of religion.  It is a reminder of our heritage and the faith on which our nation was founded.  The bill passed 40-10 in the Senate and I was very glad to get that accomplished," Morris said.

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