Scientology Group Urged Veto of Mental Health Bill - 2015-07-14

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F0.png Scientology Group Urged Veto of Mental Health Bill July 14, 2015, Morgan Smith, Texas Tribune

After a Church of Scientology-backed group helped organize a campaign against it, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed legislation that would have given Texas doctors more power to detain mentally ill and potentially dangerous patients, according to records obtained by The Texas Tribune.

The governor's early June veto of Senate Bill 359 caught many of the measure's proponents off-guard. The legislation had sailed through the House and Senate with little debate and only a handful of negative votes — and during committee hearings in both chambers, a range of mental health advocates, medical groups and law enforcement officials showed up to testify in its favor.

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{{cite news | first = Morgan | last = Smith | title = Scientology Group Urged Veto of Mental Health Bill | url = http://www.texastribune.org/2015/07/14/scientology-group-urged-veto-mental-health-bill/ | work = Texas Tribune | date = July 14, 2015 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}