Governor Bentley Pockets HIV Bill

Thursday, June 25, 2015

 

Governor Robert Bentley has pocket vetoed a bill to let HIV clinic pharmacies redistribute prescription HIV medications.  Bill sponsor Representative Patricia Todd said Tuesday that the legislation could have saved state money spent on HIV drugs for low-income patients. The bill was one of two that the governor chose not to sign in a move known as a "pocket veto."  Todd says she is "extremely disappointed" the bill didn't become law during the 2015 legislative session after passing both chambers.  A spokeswoman for Bentley says the governor vetoed the bill over concerns related to how legal protections for drug manufacturers were not defined. 

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