By Burnam, Keffer, Olivo, Seaman H.B. No. 2676
Substitute the following for H.B. No. 2676:
By Wilson C.S.H.B. No. 2676
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to lottery advertisements and promotions.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Section 466.110, Government Code, is amended to
1-5 read as follows:
1-6 Sec. 466.110. [
PROHIBITED] ADVERTISEMENTS. (a) The
1-7 legislature intends that advertisements or promotions sponsored by
1-8 the commission or the division for the lottery:
1-9 (1) not be of a nature that unduly influences any
1-10 person to purchase a lottery ticket or number; and
1-11 (2) include the toll-free "800" telephone number
1-12 established by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse under
1-13 Section 461.018, Health and Safety Code, in the manner described by
1-14 this section for the form of the advertisement or promotion.
1-15 (b) Subsection (a)(2) does not apply to an advertisement or
1-16 promotion at a sporting or athletic event or to a button, pin, or
1-17 other premium merchandise.
1-18 (c) The commission shall include in a televised or radio
1-19 broadcast advertisement or promotion of 30 seconds or more the
1-20 toll-free "800" telephone number as required by Subsection (a)(2)
1-21 in a clear and conspicuous manner and for an adequate period.
1-22 (d) The commission shall include in a printed advertisement
1-23 or promotion, excluding a billboard or other sign, the toll-free
1-24 "800" telephone number as required by Subsection (a)(2) in a clear
2-1 and conspicuous manner.
2-2 (e) The commission shall require televising, in a clear and
2-3 conspicuous manner, the toll-free "800" number established by the
2-4 Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse under Section 461.018,
2-5 Health and Safety Code, as a term of a contract to televise the
2-6 drawing or selection of a winning ticket.
2-7 (f) This section does not apply to a promotion or other
2-8 communication between the commission or the division and a sales
2-10 SECTION 2. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
2-11 (b) Section 466.110(d), Government Code, as added by this
2-12 Act, applies only to an advertisement or promotion contracted for
2-13 or printed on or after the effective date of this Act. An
2-14 advertisement or promotion contracted for or printed before the
2-15 effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect before
2-16 September 1, 1997, and that law is continued in effect for that
2-18 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-19 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-20 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-21 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-22 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.