Bush vetoes Scientology bill

Gov. Jeb Bush vetoed a bill Thursday that would have required schools to inform parents about the possible repercussions of mental disorder diagnoses before referring students for mental evaluations.

By attempting to color parents’ perception, the bill “places the school between the parent and the medical professional,” Bush said.

The bill was backed by the Church of Scientology and sponsored by Rep. Gus Barreiro, R-Miami Beach and Sen. Victor Crist, R-Tampa.

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