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CS/CS/CS/HB 701 — Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards

by Health and Human Services Committee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Healthy Families Subcommittee; and Rep. Smith and others (CS/SB 1048 by Regulated Industries Committee and Senator Gardiner)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill prohibits the use or acceptance of electronic benefits transfer cards (EBT cards) for the following activities or at the following locations: establishments licensed to sell distilled spirits, adult entertainment establishments, pari-mutuel facilities, slot machine facilities, commercial bingo facilities, casinos, gaming and gambling facilities, or any gaming activities authorized under part II of ch. 285, F.S., (the Gaming Compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida, executed on April 7, 2010).

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 89-26