|April 3, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the passage of the Military Protection Act, House Bill 1223, in House Judiciary Committee. House Bill 1223 is sponsored by Representative James Grant. The Senate companion, Senate Bill 716, is sponsored by Senator Wilton Simpson. This legislation deters individuals from preying on Florida’s military members and their families by enhancing penalties for offenses under the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
“I am dedicated to protecting Florida’s military from fraud, and this legislation is critical in stopping scams that specifically target them,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I applaud Representative Grant and the House Judiciary Committee for their commitment to this legislation.”