Governor Rick Scott signs bill restricting major FL contracts with Cuba or Syria05/01/12 Seán Kinane
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Today Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 959, "An act relating to state and local government relations with Cuba or Syria."
In a statement, the Governor's office wrote:
House Bill 959 lays the groundwork to prevent state and local governments from entering contracts worth $1 million or more with businesses operating in Cuba and Syria.
“The records of the Castro and Assad governments are undeniably oppressive, and have worked in ways that are counter to American interests,” Governor Scott said. “The legislation I’m signing today is designed to protect Florida taxpayers from unintentionally supporting dictators that suppress freedom and the rights of individuals, but we must have a federal partner that will permit this law to become operative.”
Here's Governor Scott's transmittal letter: