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HF 3207

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/19/2014 12:17pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/19/2014

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state lottery; advertising; requiring warnings; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 349A.09, by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 349A.09, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Warnings. new text end

new text begin (a) For all promotional advertisements issued by the lottery, a
warning label or message must be affixed. The warning must contain, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) the odds of winning the particularly advertised game, or in a general ad not
promoting an individual game, the odds of winning ranging from the lowest odds game to
the highest odds game currently being offered;
new text end

new text begin (2) a caution that gambling can be addictive; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the Web address for the lottery's Web site addressing problem gambling, where
individuals can find further resources related to compulsive gambling.
new text end

new text begin (b) The director shall ensure that the warning message meets the following criteria:
new text end

new text begin (1) for print advertising, including billboards, the warning must cover at least 25
percent of the space used by the advertisement; or
new text end

new text begin (2) for radio, television, Internet, or any other type of multimedia advertising, the
warning must contain the information in this subdivision and play for a time equivalent to
seven seconds of every 30 seconds of advertising.
new text end