News – Legislative - Signature Statement

Jun 2

Governor Abbott Signs Bills To Improve Transportation In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a ceremonial bill signing on the heliport at the Dallas Convention Center where he discussed the investments in transportation infrastructure made this legislative session.

Jun 1

Governor Abbott Signs Bill Authorizing Seizure-Reducing Treatment For Intractable Epilepsy Patients

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 339 (Eltife, R-Tyler; Klick, R-Fort Worth), which will allow individuals with intractable epilepsy (IE) to access cannabidiol (CBD oil) to reduce seizures.

May 28

Governor Abbott Signs Emergency Early Education Bills

Governor Greg Abbott today signed four bills implementing his emergency early education initiative.

May 22

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.

May 21

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.

May 18

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.