Florida bans business with terror sponsors Cuba, Syria

Bill: CS/HB959 (text)

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Bileca and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, HB959 makes it illegal for state agencies to give taxpayer dollars to companies that do business directly or indirectly with Cuba or Syria. Gov. Scott stated, “The legislation I’m signing today is designed to protect Florida taxpayers from unintentionally supporting dictators that suppress freedom and the rights of individuals.”

Also: “2013 Update: Appeals Court strikes down Florida law banning trade with Cuba and Syria”

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