Bill requires company to pay Holocaust survivors they transported to death camps before bidding on light rail project.
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Maryland lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill next month that would block a Paris-based rail company from bidding on the state’s $2.2 billion light rail project unless its parent company pays Holocaust survivors reparations for transporting them to Nazi death camps.
(JTA) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill requiring companies bidding on the state’s high-speed rail contract to disclose their roles in transporting Jews to Nazi concentration camps.
The legislation, which overwhelmingly passed the state’s Assembly and Senate over the summer, did not name a specific company. However, the bill’s chief sponsor, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, made it clear that the main target was the French national railway SNCF.
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