The Tennessean posted the story “Haslam to receive petition asking for veto of bill criminalizing prenatal drug use“.
A petition hand-delivered to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office on Friday includes the names of 10,500 people asking him to veto legislation that would allow women to be criminally charged for drug use during pregnancy.
Haslam has until Tuesday to act before the legislation becomes law. He hasn’t said what he will do, and a spokesman said he’s still collecting information. In four legislative sessions, Haslam has vetoed two bills and allowed one to become law without his signature.