Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Schiavo update #3

The Florida Senate jumped on the bill like a june bug on a water lily, Governor Bush signed the law, and pursuant to the law, he ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted. See The Washington Post's summary of the day's events.

There's nothing on the Governor's web site about this yet, but news announcements are posted here, so stay tuned. The bills are S12-E and H35-E. (The "E" is a reference to the fact that the legislature went into its fifth special session of the year on the 20th of this month.) Here are the key documents:
text of H35-E as engrossed and enrolled (PDF) (text);
text of S12-E (PDF) (text);
FindLaw's posting of the House bill as amended by the Senate; and
Senate staff analysis (PDF only).
posted by tommayo, 3:14 PM

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