Scott Proposing Repeal of Florida Drug Tracking Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal Florida's prescription drug tracking law that's designed to crack down on "pill mills" supplying drug dealers and addicts.

Scott's office Tuesday did not have an immediate explanation for the proposal, which is part of a proposed implementing bill for his budget recommendations.

Implementation of the electronic monitoring system has been stalled by a contract challenge.

Attorney General Pam Bondi has made eradicating pill mills a priority but declined to criticize Scott's proposal.

She issued a statement saying her focus is on increasing criminal and civil penalties but that a properly implemented monitoring system "could be an important additional tool to address prescription drug abuse."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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