Governor Rick Scott signs bill restricting major FL contracts with Cuba or Syria05/01/12 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday | Listen to this entire show:
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.
â€œThe records of the Castro and Assad governments are undeniably oppressive, and have worked in ways that are counter to American interests,â€ Governor Scott said. â€œThe legislation Iâ€™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.â€
Here's Governor Scott's transmittal letter: