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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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F.S. 501.138
501.138 Advertising of previews or trailers; standards.
(1) Any motion picture theater owner or operator who desires to exhibit, on the same program, a motion picture which has received a “G” rating and which he or she advertises as “G” rated, and a preview or trailer of a motion picture which has not received a “G” rating, shall in all such advertising of the program give notice to the public of the exhibition of the preview or trailer in the manner provided in subsections (2) and (3).
(2) The advertisement of the preview or trailer which is required by subsection (1) shall conform to the following standards:
(a) In the case of printed matter or marquees, such advertising shall be contiguous to and in the same type size as, and shall contain the same kind of information as, the advertisement for the motion picture which has received a “G” rating and is to be shown on the same program.
(b) In the case of oral advertising and television advertising, the text used for the broadcast of such trailer or preview shall contain the same kind of information as, and be broadcast in the same manner, form, detail, and time as, the text advertising the motion picture which has received a “G” rating and is to be shown on the same program.
(c) In the case of any other form of advertisement, such dissemination shall be in the same manner, form, detail, time, and place as that used for the motion picture which has received the “G” rating and is to be shown on the same program.
(3) For the purposes of this act, advertisement or advertising shall include, but not be limited to, marquee, poster, flier, newspaper, television, radio, and billboard.
(4) Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 77-220; s. 212, ch. 79-400; s. 124, ch. 91-224; s. 624, ch. 97-103.