This bill was my effort to address unconstitutional and inhumane problems in our county jails, at -no- cost to taxpayers.
Here’s how HB349 works:
You in jail?
Want a second opinion on a medical matter?
Superintendent said no?
Pay for it yourself, and we’re all set.
A few years ago, a woman delivered a stillborn child on the FLOOR of the Hillsborough County Jail. That infant DIED because the mother, in jail PRE-TRIAL, was arbitrarily denied medical care.
The TL;DR version of @GovChrisSununu’s veto message is:
I just hope I get another chance to address this problem in the future.