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SB 576: Gambling Devices


Gambling Devices; Creates the "Electronic Machines and Devices for Sweepstakes Prohibited Act." Prohibits operation of an electronic device to conduct a sweepstakes through the use of an entertaining display or to promote such a sweepstakes. Revises conditions for exceptions to provisions relating to drawings by chance conducted by certain organizations. Limits the power of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt rules concerning the operation of game promotions, etc.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Regulated Industries (RI)
  3. Budget (BC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/25/2011 Senate • Filed
    2/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Regulated Industries; Budget -SJ 50
    3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 50
    5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Commerce and Tourism

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  • SB 576, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/25/2011 at 10:31 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 217 (c1) Prohibition of Simulated Gambling Devices Plakon Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in Appropriations Committee
    Location: In committee/council (APC)

    Citations - Statutes (14)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    16.56 Office of Statewide Prosecution. Page 18 (pdf)
    338.234 Granting concessions or selling along the turnpike system; immunity from taxation. Page 17 (pdf)
    655.50 Florida Control of Money Laundering in Financial Institutions Act; reports of transactions involving currency or monetary instruments; when required; purpose; definitions; penalties. Page 20 (pdf)
    721.111 Prize and gift promotional offers. Page 16 (pdf)
    849.0935 Charitable, nonprofit organizations; drawings by chance; required disclosures; unlawful acts and practices; penalties. Page 7 (pdf)
    849.094 Game promotion in connection with sale of consumer products or services. Page 7 (pdf)
    849.15 Manufacture, sale, possession, etc., of coin-operated devices prohibited. Page 8 (pdf)
    849.16 Machines or devices which come within provisions of law defined. Page 9 (pdf)
    849.161 Amusement games or machines; when chapter inapplicable. Page 10 (pdf)
    849.162 Page 3 (pdf)
    849.19 Property rights in confiscated machine. Page 18 (pdf)
    895.02 Definitions. Page 13 (pdf)
    896.101 Florida Money Laundering Act; definitions; penalties; injunctions; seizure warrants; immunity. Page 21 (pdf)
    905.34 Powers and duties; law applicable. Page 21 (pdf)

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