Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

84th Legislative Session

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Signature Statement
    Governor Abbott Signs SB 344 Into Law
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 344 (Huffman, R-Houston; Dale, R-Cedar Park) to take effect September 1, 2015. SB 344 makes online solicitation of a minor a punishable offense.
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Signature Statement
    Governor Abbott Signs Senate Bill 925
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 925 (Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Aycock, R- Killeen), which establishes literacy achievement academies to provide high-quality, face-to-face professional development to public school teachers who instruct students in kindergarten through third grade.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetos HCR 84
    Pursuant to Article IV, Sections 14 and 15 of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove and veto House Concurrent Resolution No. 84 from the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, due to the following objections.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Signature Statement
    Governor Abbott Signs HB 40 Into Law
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 40 (Darby, R-San Angelo; Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay), which preempts regulation of oil and gas activity at the city level and resides that duty with the state, and ensures that any local regulation of surface activity is commercially reasonable and does not effectively prohibit an oil and gas operation.
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Signs “Kari’s Law” (SB 788)
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 788 (Eltife, R-Tyler; Paddie, R-Marshall), also known as “Kari’s Law”, to require direct dialing of 9-1-1 from multi-line telephone systems across the state.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Signs SB 835 Into Law
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 835 (V. Taylor, R-Plano) into law to take effect September 1, 2015. SB 835 increases the penalty for the offense of presenting a fraudulent or fictitious military record. Governor Abbott issued the following statement.
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