Colorado Revised Statutes Title 6. Consumer and Commercial Affairs § 6-1-801. Legislative finding, declaration, and intent

(1) The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that a vast number of sweepstakes and contests have been and are being directed to Colorado consumers;  that Colorado consumers may have paid millions of dollars to purchase goods or services to enter sweepstakes and contests based on representations created by the sponsors of those sweepstakes and contests;  that these sweepstakes and contests may be targeted to certain vulnerable Colorado consumers;  that there is a compelling need to curtail and prevent the most deceptive practices in connection with the promotion of sweepstakes and contests;  that there is a compelling need for more complete disclosure of rules and operation of sweepstakes and contests in which money or other valuable consideration may be solicited;  that preventing the deceptive promotions of sweepstakes and contests is a matter vitally affecting the public interest;  and, therefore, that statutory regulation of sweepstakes and contests is necessary to the general welfare of the public.

(2) It is the intent of the general assembly to require that Colorado consumers be provided with all relevant information necessary to make an informed decision concerning sweepstakes and contests.  It is also the intent of the general assembly to prohibit misleading and deceptive prize promotions.  The terms of this part 8 shall be construed liberally in order to achieve this purpose.

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