TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 68 bills into law on Friday including one adding new restrictions on abortion clinics.
The abortion legislation (HB 1411) mirrors what is being challenged in court in other states including Texas. It prohibits state money for any service by an organization that also provides abortions.
It will affect half a dozen clinics, including Planned Parenthood facilities that serve the poor under Medicaid and other federal programs.
Other bills signed into law include medical marijuana bills (HB 307 and 1313) that expand its use to terminal patients along with the possibility of adding more distributing organizations.
Scott did veto his first bill this year (HB 1355), which would have created the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority and allowed the five-person board to be compensated. Similar boards do not pay members.
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