July 1, 2013
TAMPA – Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 1223, which extends a heightened protection from predatory practices to military service members and their families. The bill signing on July 1 was held at MacDill Air Force Base. Governor Scott was joined by Holly Petraeus, Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi, Sen. Wilton Simpson and Rep. James Grant.
Governor Scott said, “Because of Florida’s strong veteran presence, there’s more opportunity for individuals to target these populations with predatory schemes that hurt our veterans’ quality of life. Make no mistake: there are predators out there who will go after our veterans.
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