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Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 2830

Saturday, June 20, 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. 2830 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:

House Bill 2830 allows counties to refuse to refund to tax payers amounts less than two dollars unless the person owed the refund requests it in writing. Placing this burden on the person owed the money will cause the vast majority of small refunds never to be paid. That is unacceptable. Citizens are legally entitled to any money owed them by the government, no matter how small the amount.

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