Scott signs expedited death penalty, 58 other bills into lawby Dara Kam | June 14th, 2013
Rejecting nearly 15,000 pleas for a veto, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure speeding up executions, saying it includes protections for Death Row convicts and “does not increase the risk of execution of persons who did not commit murder.”
Scott signed the “Timely Justice Act” along with 58 other bills and vetoed two others, including a measure that would have made voters’ e-mail addresses secret, before heading to a trade mission to France on Friday.
Scott also signed into law a business-backed bill that would block local governments from enacting mandatory sick time measures.