Gov. Scott quietly signs abortion bills, vetoes public records exemption
Women must be given the chance to watch an ultrasound before receiving an abortion under a bill (HB 1127) signed into law on Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.
It was one of 14 bills Scott signed late Friday. Others included a second abortion-related bill (HB 1247) that tightens restrictions on parental notification when a minor seeks to end a pregnancy and another (HB 7185) that eliminates profit taxes for about half of Florida businesses.
While those actions were expected, Scott also vetoed a bill (HB 913) that created a new public record exemption for public airports. The action earned him praise from the Times editorial board in today's print edition. The bill had passed 38-1 in the Senate and 92-24 in the House.