The New York State Senate passed a vote earlier today to curb misuse of cash welfare benefits.Currently, there are no restrictions on what citizens receiving cash benefits via electronic EBT cards can use cash benefits to buy. If the New York State Assembly votes to pass the bill now that it has cleared the Senate it would prohibit EBT cards with cash benefits to be used for alcohol, tobacco, gentleman's clubs and lottery tickets. More details on this story from News 10 here.