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nraacct

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:46:04 AM


After offending thousands of Canadians, causing havoc in local tourism offices and possibly running afoul of the Geneva Convention, Florida lawmakers completed a speedy about-face Tuesday, officially repealing a law requiring foreign tourists to get an International Driving Permit.

With a stroke of Gov. Rick Scott's pen, Canadians and other international tourists will no longer have to obtain a special permit before they are allowed to drive in Florida. A little-noticed law passed last year and signed by Scott had created the new requirement.


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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:32:27 AM

That's what politicians are known for - U-turns
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:08:14 AM

Waste.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 1:32:00 AM

Dumb Politics.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:46:27 PM

Was not a good idea to start with.
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:06:28 PM

money rules the world
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:29:07 PM

waste of time.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:47:19 AM

Good.
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:43:46 AM

Florida!
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:28:12 AM

One stupid mistake. what ever were they thinking of.
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:20:18 AM

the Canadians should all boycott FL for a year ............
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:14:47 AM

yawn, old news.
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Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:51:25 AM

Elapsed time?
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:45:28 AM

Florida lawmakers are incompetent:

'The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said in February that it would not enforce the law because it likely violated an international treaty of the Geneva Convention.'
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deputydog082
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:37:50 AM

common sense prevails
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:36:09 AM

About time somebody wakes up..
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joebobdiddly
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:35:44 AM

A stupid idea from the start
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bruin19MD
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:25:30 AM

great article
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:22:06 AM

Gee, lets make it more difficult for tourism, then wonder why they stop coming.
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amoshins
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:18:43 AM

Are they going to try similar legislation again sometime soon?
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:11:40 AM

Tourism money is king.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:59:53 AM

Good to see they have some common sense.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:59:33 AM

Low information (ie, pig ignorant of the modern world, and dang proud of it!) legislators at it again.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:59:33 AM

®¿®
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:56:39 AM

OK.
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:53:39 AM

Get them under red light cameras doing quick work.
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:53:06 AM

Oh goodness. Someone realized that a goodly portion of the state's income flows in from tourist that are international.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:51:57 AM

Of course.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:47:44 AM

yawn
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