|Published:||May 31, 2013 6:10 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 31, 2013 6:10 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ignoring the advice of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by signing a contentious health insurance bill into law.
Scott signed four bills on Friday, including another measure which repeals a state law that requires gasoline to be blended with ethanol.
Nelson wanted Scott to veto a bill (SB 1842) which removes the ability of state regulators to challenge health insurance rates for a two-year period.
The provision was included in a bill dealing intended to bring state laws into compliance with the federal health care overhaul.
Nelson called the legislation "unconscionable" and said it was passed so legislators could blame the overhaul.
The governor also signed the ethanol bill (HB 4001) although it is expected to have limited effect since federal standards also mandate the blend.
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