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.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.