Florida Senate - 2013                                    SB 1048
       By Senator Gardiner
       13-00355B-13                                          20131048__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to electronic benefits transfer cards;
    3         amending s. 402.82, F.S.; conforming terminology;
    4         restricting the use of electronic benefits transfer
    5         cards; providing that an electronic benefits transfer
    6         card may not be used or accepted at certain
    7         establishments licensed under the Beverage Law, an
    8         adult entertainment establishment, a pari-mutuel
    9         facility, an internet cafe that offers game
   10         promotions, an unauthorized commercial bingo facility,
   11         a casino, slot machine facility, or other gaming
   12         establishment; specifying penalties for violations of
   13         card use restrictions; providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Section 402.82, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   18  read:
   19         402.82 Electronic benefits benefit transfer program.—
   20         (1) The Department of Children and Families Family Services
   21  shall establish an electronic benefits benefit transfer program
   22  for the dissemination of food assistance benefits and temporary
   23  cash assistance payments, including refugee cash assistance
   24  payments, asylum applicant payments, and child support disregard
   25  payments. If the Federal Government does not enact legislation
   26  or regulations providing for dissemination of supplemental
   27  security income by electronic benefits benefit transfer, the
   28  state may include supplemental security income in the electronic
   29  benefits benefit transfer program.
   30         (2) The department shall, in accordance with applicable
   31  federal laws and regulations, develop minimum program
   32  requirements and other policy initiatives, including enforcement
   33  procedures, for the electronic benefits benefit transfer
   34  program.
   35         (3) The department shall enter into public-private
   36  contracts for all provisions of electronic transfer of public
   37  assistance benefits.
   38         (4) Use or acceptance of an electronic benefits transfer
   39  card is prohibited at:
   40         (a) Any establishment licensed under the Beverage Law to
   41  sell distilled spirits containing 6 percent or more alcohol by
   42  volume as a vendor and restricted in the types of products that
   43  can be sold under ss. 565.04 and 565.045, or a bottle club as
   44  defined in s. 561.01.
   45         (b) An adult entertainment establishment as defined in s.
   46  847.001.
   47         (c) A pari-mutuel facility as defined in s. 550.002.
   48         (d) An internet cafe wherein electronic machine users are
   49  entered into a game promotion as defined in s. 849.094.
   50         (e) A commercial bingo facility that operates outside the
   51  provisions of s. 849.0931.
   52         (f) A casino, slot machine facility, or other gaming
   53  establishment.
   54         (5) A cardholder who violates the restrictions in
   55  subsection (4) shall be barred from the program:
   56         (a) For 6 months for the first violation.
   57         (b) For 12 months for the second violation.
   58         (c) Permanently for the third violation.
   59         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.