Senate OKs food stamps pilot program Senate OKs food stamps pilot program The Louisiana EBT ( Electronic Benefits Transfer) Card is called the Louisiana Purchase Card. It is like a bank debit card that holds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or Cash benefits that are deposited into one's EBT account each month. capitol news bureau May 28, 2014 Comments The state Senate finally passed Tuesday legislation that would unravel a waiver of federal guidelines for food stamps. The guidelines call for able-bodied adults without small children in their home to participate in education activities or workforce training in order to continue receiving food stamps. Louisiana obtained a waiver to the guidelines. Under House Bill 464, the state would seek approval from the federal government to restrict qualifying recipients in Tangipahoa Parish to three months of food stamps every three years if they refuse to further their education or job skills. Anyone with dependents would be exempt from the pilot program.