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CS/CS/HB 959: State and Local Government Relations with Cuba or Syria

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Government Operations Subcommittee ; Bileca ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Diaz ; Dorworth ; Fresen ; Gonzalez ; Lopez-Cantera ; Nunez ; Oliva ; Porth ; Trujillo

State and Local Government Relations with Cuba or Syria; Prohibits SBA from being fiduciary with respect to voting on any proxy resolution advocating expanded U.S. trade with Cuba or Syria; prohibits SBA from being fiduciary with respect to having right to vote in favor of any proxy resolution advocating expanded U.S. trade with Cuba or Syria; creates reporting requirements; prohibits state agency or local governmental entity from contracting for goods & services of more than certain amount with company that has business operations in Cuba or Syria; requires contract provision that allows for termination of contract if company is found to have business operations in Cuba or Syria; provides exceptions; requires certification upon submission of a bid or proposal for contract, or before company enters into or renews contract, with agency or governmental entity that company is not engaged in business operations in Cuba or Syria; provides procedures upon determination that company has submitted false certification; provides for civil action; provides penalties; provides attorney fees & costs; provides statute of repose; prohibits private right of action; requires DMS to notify U.S. Attorney General after act becomes law.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 5/1/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-196
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/7/2011 House • Filed
12/21/2011 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 94
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 93
2/2/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 02/06/12, 2:15 pm, 306 HOB
2/6/2012 House • CS by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 548
2/7/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/8/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Civil Justice Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 547
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 547
• CS by Government Operations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 543
2/14/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/16/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
2/16/2012 House • Favorable by Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 683
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 683
2/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/22/12, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
2/22/2012 House • CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 815
2/23/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 812
• CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 800
2/24/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 893
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 942
• CS passed; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 943
2/29/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 823
• Referred to Banking and Insurance; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Budget -SJ 823
3/9/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Banking and Insurance; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Budget -SJ 1156
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 1156
• Substituted for CS/SB 1144 -SJ 1156
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1156
• Read 3rd time -SJ 1156
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 1 -SJ 1156
3/9/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1714
4/20/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/1/2012 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2012-196