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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 55
Tourist attraction advertisement; misleading use of the word "free."
F.S. 817.55
817.55 Tourist attraction advertisement; misleading use of the word “free.”
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, including corporations, operating a tourist attraction, event, show, or similar places of business for profit catering to the public to use or advertise in connection therewith the words “free” or “free admission” or any similar words or words of similar or like import and meaning, in a false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent manner, calculated to cause or actually causing any member of the public to be misled, deceived or defrauded to his or her detriment.
(2) The state attorney for any county in which any violation of this act occurs may enjoin the use of such word or words by temporary and permanent injunction by application to any court of competent jurisdiction.
(3) Violations of this act whether or not enjoined as provided herein, shall be punishable as a misdemeanor of the second degree, as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 1, ch. 63-506; ss. 17, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 881, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 73-283; s. 32, ch. 73-334; s. 1262, ch. 97-102; s. 24, ch. 2001-64.