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2013 Florida Statutes

F.S. 542.34
542.34 Discriminatory trade practices.
(1) It is an unlawful trust and an unlawful restraint of trade for any person who is chartered by, or authorized to do business in, this state to:
(a) Grant or accept any letter of credit, or other document which evidences the transfer of funds or credit, or enter into any contract for the exchange or purchase of commodities when the letter of credit, contract, or other document contains any provision which requires such person to discriminate against, or to certify that it has not dealt or will not deal with, any other person on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin, or on the basis of a person’s lawful business associations, in order to comply with, further, or support a foreign boycott or embargo imposed by a nation other than the United States.
(b) Refuse to grant or accept any letter of credit, or other document which evidences the transfer of funds or credit, or refuse to enter into any contract for the exchange of commodities, on the ground that it does not contain such a discriminatory provision or certification as is described in paragraph (a) in order to comply with, further, or support a foreign boycott or embargo imposed by a nation other than the United States.
(c) Request or furnish information with regard to, or reflective of, a person’s race, religion, sex, ethnic or national origin, or presence or absence on a blacklist, for the use of a foreign country or its nationals or residents, in order to comply with, further, or support a foreign boycott or embargo imposed by a nation other than the United States.
(d) Request or furnish information with regard to, or reflective of, the place where commodities were not manufactured or did not originate, for the use of a foreign country or its nationals or residents, in order to comply with, further, or support a foreign boycott or embargo imposed by a nation other than the United States.
(2) This section shall not apply to foreign boycotts or embargoes imposed by the United States against other nations and shall not restrict or discourage any person or entity chartered by, or authorized to do business in, this state from supporting, enforcing, furthering, or complying with a boycott or embargo against a foreign nation imposed by the government of the United States.
(3) The prohibition against discrimination on the basis of a person’s business associations shall not include the requiring of association with particular employment or a particular group as a prerequisite to obtaining group rates or discounts on insurance, recreational activities, or other similar benefits.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-9; s. 222, ch. 79-400; s. 2, ch. 80-28; s. 5, ch. 93-218.
Note.Former s. 542.13.