A bill requiring lottery vendors to place a warning message about addiction risks on lottery tickets is gaining momentum in the Florida Legislature
The measure – House Bill 629 – survived on Thursday a vote in the House Commerce Committee. The bill’s approval in the committee paved its way for a full House floor review. An identical piece of legislation was introduced in the Senate, as well, but that one is yet to be reviewed by members of the Legislature’s upper house.
Authored by Rep. Will Robinson, HB 629 will require all Florida-facing lottery vendors to place the same message on the front of all lottery products distributed across the state. In addition, the piece mandates that the Lottery Department put the same message on all lottery ads and promotions.