Senate Budget Chief Rob Bradley said it would set “bad precedent” to go along with a House plan that would have financially punished Enterprise Rent-A-Car for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.
“I think that it’s silly to get involved in rebidding contracts … because you’re mad at a temporary moment in time about something that they have or haven’t done politically,” Bradley said.
House members, mirroring what Georgia lawmakers were doing, tried to target an aviation fuel tax reduction benefitting Delta and a statewide rental car contract held by Enterprise after the companies severed ties with the NRA, according to a POLITICO Florida report. The rental cat company’s contract expires in 2020.
The House quietly proposed a plan that would have hurt Delta and Enterprise after the companies decided not to give NRA members discounts following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The decision came after Parkland students, teachers and parents organized massive protests urging for more gun-control measures.
The Fleming Island Republican said the state should not get involved in the fight because it would set “bad precedent” if they did.