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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 849
GAMBLING
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F.S. 849.46
849.46 Exercise of police power.It is deemed by the Legislature that this chapter is necessary for the more efficient and proper enforcement of the statutes and laws of this state prohibiting lotteries and gambling, and a lawful exercise of the police power of the state for the protection of the public welfare, health, safety and morals of the people of the state. All the provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of these purposes.
History.s. 12, ch. 29712, 1955.