offering after an order of registration has been issued
unless submitted to and approved by the director of the
Division of Land Sales of the Department of Business
Regulation. Committee Substitute for House Bill 428
CChapter 73-175), effective August 1, 1973, authorized
the division to limit the amount and format of the
promotional materials that are submitted to a prospective
purchaser with the public offering statement. In addi-
tion, this act prescribed requirements that must be met
when purchasers are solicited by long distance telephone.
A 90-day refund privilege was prescribed under certain
circumstances, and agreements made in violation of the
/- section were made voidable by the purchaser within
Regulation of the use of vacation certificates
was extended to include those involving a land sales
presentation (instead of only those requiring attendance
at a sales presentation) and was extended to distributors
and other persons, by House Bill 1391 (Chapter 73-54).
Actions intended to influence or secure the prepayment
or accelerated payment of contracts came under regulation
by the provisions of House Bill 1390 (Chapter 73-53).
Both of these acts carry an effective date of October 1,
by state authorities, and a specification of the dates
when the respective requirements will become effective.
The effective date of this act is July 1, 1973, except
for Section 1, dealing with certain unplatted, subdivided
lands, registered prior to July 1, 1973, which carries an
effective date of January 1, 1975, and Sections 2 and 3,
dealing with application for registration and notice of
filing, which become effective October 1, 1973.
Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 555 (Chapter
73-108) revised the requirements which must be met for
sales to be exempt from regulation under Chapter 478,
F. S., and House Bill 1392 (Chapter 73-178) clarified
Sthe applicability of the law for sales of lands outside
the state to persons within the state. Both of these
acts carry an effective date of October 1, 1973.
House Bill 1388 (Chapter 73-51) made it clear that
if there is no provision for physical access to the land,
a statement to that effect must be included in the appli-
cation for registration, along with the required statement
of existing provisions as to legal and physical access.
Effective date of this act is October 1, 1973.
House Bill 1389 (Chapter 73-52), effective
October 1, 1973, prohibited any material change in an
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and Restaurants. House Bill 666 (Chapter 73-364) made
the liability of a public lodging establishment for guests'
valuables deposited for safekeeping contingent on proof
of fault or negligence and limited liability to $1,000 if
acknowledged on a receipt for the property. House Bill
1905 (Chapter 73-296) increased the membership of the
Advisory Council for Industry Education to a maximum of
15, removed the prohibition on payment of per diem and
expenses for association executive members, and removed
the limitation on employment of personnel. The effective
date of this act is October 1, 1973.
The sale of subdivisions or subdivided lands reg-
ulated by the Land Sales Board was the subject of a number
of bills enacted by the 1973 Legislature. Among the four
dealing with requirements for registration of such lands,
foremost was Committee Substitute for House Bill 979
(Chapter 73-348) as amended by the Conference Committee.
This act imposed requirements for lands in this state
relating to platting, road and utility improvements as
specified by local authorities, requirements as to
drainage, dredging and filling, and pollution as specified