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On March 3, 2016, a bill was sent by the Florida Senate to the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott that, if signed into law, would prevent government agencies from giving public funds to companies based in Florida that are engaged in a boycott of Israel. The legitimacy of the bill can be shown merely by exposing the groups who are protesting its passage, groups that are linked to terrorist organizations and support for violence against Jews and others.

The bill, SB 86, takes action against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, by requiring the State Board of Administration to 1. "identify all companies" actively boycotting Israel, through a Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List, and 2. "prohibit a state agency or local governmental entity from contracting for goods and services that exceed a specified amount" from any company that has been placed on the list.

SB 86 was voted on and passed unanimously, 38 to 0.


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