Organ Donor Bill Vetoed
Governor Crist vetoed a plan that had the potential to save thousands of lives. It was a plan designed by State Representative Larry Cretul and State Senator Steve Oelrich, to register organ donors online. The Governor says he rejected it because he didn't want a non-profit group to oversee taxpayer dollars. Lawmakers say they're still puzzled, especially since the bill passed unanimously through the House and Senate.
"It would be nice if people could go online and contact and find donors who would be eligible to help them out. Especially if you could save lives," says organ donor, William Heckard.
Many citizens say it's hard to understand why government wouldn't pass this bill.
"I was absolutely dumb-founded and actually quite offended," says State Senator Steve Oelrich.
OelrichÂ says they still plan to press on with future advancements for organ donors and recipients.Â Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV20 News.
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