State Senate Committee
The Alabama Senate committee considers a bill that would require people who receive public assistance to perform 20 hours of community service work per week. The program would then have government benefits recipients connect with nonprofits permitted to use their labor. The receivers of the government benefits would work 20 hours per week for the nonprofit, and the non-profit would certify that they performed the work. Failure to do that community service work would lead to a loss of benefits for 90 days on the first instance, six months for the second instance and one year for a third instance. An Alabama Senate committee put a temporary hold on the bill. Senator Bryan Taylor of Prattville sponsored the bill.