"You're making some assumptions about all of those people that are receiving those benefits if you say, 'well we're going to screen everybody for drug and alcohol," said David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank.
He thinks there are other ways the government can ensure people are being good stewards of the resources their given.
"When just looking at most of the people that come through here at the food bank most of them are citizens that are living the way they should and making good choices who have hit hard times," Weaver said. "And sometimes you do see families and wonder 'are you making good choices with your resources, but I would rather be on the side of helping one or two people who don't really need help than to rule out 98 people who do."
And he said it's the kids who would suffer the most.
"The kids would be hurt more than anybody else if that law was enacted because the parents wouldn't be able to provide the support they need for their children," said Weaver.
But Gov. Perry said Tuesday that this law is imperative to guarantee that the state's tax dollar spending is not abused.
"Every dollar that goes to someone who uses it inappropriately is a dollar that can't go to a Texan that needs it for housing, child care or medicine," Perry said.
But to penalize everybody, including the people that truly need assistance, Mr. Weaver said is unfair.
"Would you want a policeman coming and searching your house if he just felt like it because you lived in the wrong neighborhood? So from my personal point of view that's not really a system I want to be a part of."