By Burnam H.B. No. 2676
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to lottery advertisements.
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. An advertisement
1-7 or promotion [ The legislature intends that advertisements or
1-8 promotions] sponsored by the commission or the division for the
1-10 (1) may not be of a nature that unduly influences any
1-11 person to purchase a lottery ticket or number; and
1-12 (2) must prominently display the toll-free "800"
1-13 telephone number established by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and
1-14 Drug Abuse under Section 461.018, Health and Safety Code.
1-15 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
1-16 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-17 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-18 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-19 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-20 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.