HB 0335

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to game promotions; amending s. 849.094,
3F.S.; revising requirements for game promotions in
4connection with the sale of consumer products or services;
5providing an effective date.
7Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9     Section 1.  Subsection (3) of section 849.094, Florida
10Statutes, is amended to read:
11     849.094  Game promotion in connection with sale of consumer
12products or services.--
13     (3)  The operator of a game promotion in which the total
14announced value of the prizes offered is greater than $5,000
15shall file with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
16Services a copy of the rules and regulations of the game
17promotion and a list of all prizes and prize categories offered
18at least 7 days before the commencement of the game promotion.
19Such rules and regulations may not thereafter be changed,
20modified, or altered. The operator of a game promotion shall
21conspicuously post the rules and regulations of such game
22promotion in each and every retail outlet or place where such
23game promotion may be played or participated in by the public
24and shall also publish the material terms of the rules and
25regulations in all advertising copy used in connection
26therewith. Radio and television announcements may indicate that
27the rules and regulations are available at retail outlets or
28from the operator of the promotion. A nonrefundable filing fee
29of $100 shall accompany each filing and shall be used to pay the
30costs incurred in administering and enforcing the provisions of
31this section.
32     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

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