Yet another state is moving to block the access and use of TANF benefits. Oklahoma State Sen. Rob Standridge has introduced a bill that mirrors the 2010 federal law that restricts were TANF EBT benefits can be accessed or used. Commonly called welfare or public assistance, TANF is the federal program that provides cash subsidies to eligible families. The bill would also limit where a range of other state cash programs also delivered on the state EBT card could be accessed.
Like the federal legislation the Oklahoma bill would prohibit TANF EBT benefits in liquor stores, casinos and "[a]ny retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment."