Rick Scott Vetoed a Bill Sending Non-Violent Drug Offenders To Rehab After Serving Half Sentence In Jail

From the Miami Herald and Huffington Post, 04/10/2012,

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday vetoed a widely popular bill that would send certain non-violent drug addicts to treatment after serving half their sentences.

“He said it was a ‘public safety’ issue. No it’s not,” said bill sponsor Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Fort Lauderdale) according to the Miami Herald. “These are non-violent drug offenders.”

The bill, a rare common sense favorite during a legislative season … was opposed by only four state lawmakers.

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