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Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 1119

Thursday, June 18, 2015  •  Austin, Texas  •  Veto Statement
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Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 1 1 19 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:

The Texas Transportation Code requires the Texas Department of Transportation to maintain a safe and efficient highway system. Pursuant to this statutory obligation, TxDOT has promulgated rules that require maintenance of "normal markings and signs necessary for directing highway traffic in a safe and efficient manner." Existing law already gives TxDOT the authority to study the signs on our highways and take remedial action where appropriate, so House Bill 1119 is unnecessary. Additional laws and studies are not needed to address issues that the law already accommodates.

Since the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, by its adjournment has prevented the return of this bill, I am filing these objections in the office of the Secretary of State and giving notice thereof by this public proclamation according to the aforementioned constitutional provision.

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

View a PDF of the veto here