NASHVILLE (AP) - A House subcommittee killed legislation Tuesday that would have required gambling addiction warnings on lottery tickets, machines and advertisements.
The two bills had been proposed by students as a DECA project at Centennial High School in Franklin.
They wanted warning labels on tickets and dispensers that would say: "Gambling, including playing the lottery, can be addictive." It would include a phone number for a gambling addiction help line. Similar information would be provided on television, radio and written advertisements.
Currently, Tennessee lottery tickets and ads urge participants to "play responsibly" and there is a link to the National Council on Problem Gambling on the lottery Web site at www.TNlottery.com.
The bills, sponsored by Rep. Glen Casada, R-College Grove, were voted down with little discussion in the House State Government Committee.