Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 8-A
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Rouson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1169 and 1170
    4  insert:
    5         Section 32. Section 551.118, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         551.118 Compulsive and or addictive gambling prevention
    8  program.—
    9         (1) Each slot machine licensee, as defined in s. 551.104,
   10  shall participate in a compulsive and addictive gambling
   11  prevention program approved by the division. Each The slot
   12  machine licensee shall:
   13         (a) Provide responsible gaming awareness offer training to
   14  employees for the purpose of recognizing compulsive and
   15  addictive gambling behavior on responsible gaming and shall work
   16  with a compulsive and or addictive gambling prevention program
   17  administered by the division to further the intent of this
   18  section to recognize problem gaming situations and to implement
   19  responsible gaming programs and practices.
   20         (b)Display adequate signage in all public access areas of
   21  the licensee’s facilities, that display words similar or
   22  comparable to, “if you or someone you know has a gambling
   23  problem and wants help, call (888)-ADMIT-IT.”
   24         (c) Display the words “gambling problem” and “call (888)
   25  ADMIT-IT” on all print, billboard, sign, online, or broadcast
   26  advertisements of sports betting, fantasy sports contests, or
   27  other type of covered game offered online or via mobile or other
   28  electronic device, or in a sports wagering room.
   29         (2) The division shall, subject to competitive bidding,
   30  contract for provision of services related to the prevention of
   31  compulsive and addictive gambling. The contract shall provide
   32  for an advertising program to encourage responsible gaming
   33  practices and to publicize a gambling telephone help line. Such
   34  advertisements must be made both publicly and inside the
   35  designated slot machine gaming areas of the licensee’s
   36  facilities. The terms of any contract for the provision of such
   37  services shall include accountability standards that must be met
   38  by any private provider. The failure of any private provider to
   39  meet any material terms of the contract, including the
   40  accountability standards, shall constitute a breach of contract
   41  or grounds for nonrenewal. The division may consult with the
   42  Department of the Lottery in the development of the program and
   43  the development and analysis of any procurement for contractual
   44  services for the compulsive or addictive gambling prevention
   45  program.
   46         (3)For the purpose of funding a compulsive and or
   47  addictive gambling prevention program, the commission shall
   48  collect from each slot machine licensee, an annual fee of .003
   49  percent of each licensee’s gross revenues collected shall be
   50  funded from an annual nonrefundable regulatory fee of $250,000
   51  paid by the licensee to the division.
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   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   55         Between lines 125 and 126
   56  insert:
   57         amending s. 551.118, F.S.; revising the requirements
   58         for slot machine licensees relating to funding and
   59         participating in a compulsive and addictive gambling
   60         prevention program; amending s.