New Florida law a political and business dilemma for Governor Rick Scott

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Fort Lauderdale Business Law Examiner

The Florida legislature passed a law prohibiting local governments from hiring companies that do business with Cuba and Syria, two countries on the United States list of state sponsored terrorism. ... The legislation, Florida House Bill 959, is extremely popular within the Cuban community and was overwhelmingly passed by the Florida legislature; however, there is opposition to the law. Dan O’Flaherty, Vice President of the National Foreign Trade Council has said, “Statutes limiting local governments’ contracting decisions based on the vendor’s international work oversteps a state’s power.

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