TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a bill that would have let nonviolent felons get sentence reductions by completing rehabilitation programs.
Scott also vetoed two other bills Friday.
One would have let zoos and aquariums lease state land for breeding and research on exotic birds and hooved animals such as zebras and giraffes.
The other would have required the Pinellas County Suncoast Transit Authority to stop collecting property tax if voters approve a sales surtax.
Scott says the prisoner rehabilitation bill would have been an injustice to victims.
Environmentalists urged him to veto the wildlife bill, but Scott contends it's not needed because the state already can approve such leases.
Scott says the mandatory property tax cut would help pass the sales tax that he opposes.
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