Florida Senate - 2013                             CS for SB 1048
       By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senator Gardiner
       580-03462-13                                          20131048c1
    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, a slot machine facility, an unauthorized
   10         commercial bingo facility, a casino, a gaming facility
   11         or gambling facility, or any gaming activities
   12         authorized under part II of ch. 285; providing an
   13         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 the following locations or for the
   40  following activities:
   41         (a) An establishment licensed under the Beverage Law to
   42  sell distilled spirits as a vendor and restricted as to the
   43  types of products that can be sold under ss. 565.04 and 565.045,
   44  or a bottle club as 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) A slot machine facility as defined in s. 551.102.
   49         (e) A commercial bingo facility that operates outside the
   50  provisions of s. 849.0931.
   51         (f) A casino, gaming facility, or gambling facility, or any
   52  gaming activities authorized under part II of chapter 285.
   53         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.