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Lawmakers Want To Stop Benefits Card Use At Strip Clubs

Legislators will consider a bill next year to ban the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards at strip clubs.

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Indiana lawmakers could disallow the use of EBT cards at adult entertainment venues.

Since 2002, food stamps and welfare benefits have been delivered in Indiana through a special debit card. But legislators want a couple of limits on that easy access to the money.

State law says you cannot use your EBT card to get cash from an ATM at casinos or liquor stores — violators can get up to three months in jail. The Family and Social Services Administration has requested the law be expanded to include adult entertainment establishments as well.

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