Florida Senate - 2012 SB 546 By Senator Sobel 31-00358-12 2012546__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to contracts for rail projects; 3 requiring an entity that applies for a rail project 4 contract with the Department of Transportation, an 5 agency or instrumentality of the state, or a local 6 governmental entity to certify involvement or 7 noninvolvement with deportation of individuals to 8 extermination camps or death camps during a specified 9 timeframe; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Any entity that applies for a contract with the 14 Department of Transportation, an agency or instrumentality of 15 the state, or a local governmental entity for any rail project, 16 including, but not limited to, the design, engineering, 17 construction, manufacture, or operation of a rail network or any 18 components thereof, which is partially or fully publicly funded 19 shall, in advance of submitting the bid, certify to the 20 department, agency or instrumentality of the state, or local 21 governmental entity as to whether such entity had any direct 22 involvement in the deportation of any individual to an 23 extermination camp or death camp, or to any facility used for 24 the purpose of transiting individuals to extermination camps or 25 death camps, during the period beginning January 1, 1939, and 26 ending December 31, 1944. 27 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.