News – Legislative - Signature Statement
Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law House Bill 89 (HB 89), known as the Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions) bill, which prohibits all state agencies from contracting with, and certain public funds from investing in, companies that boycott Israel.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 483 (Capriglione, R-Southlake; Kolkhorst, R-Brenham) to establish a state gold bullion depository administered by the Office of the Comptroller.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 2065 (Estes, R-Wichita Falls; Sanford, R-McKinney), the Pastor Protection Act, which protects religious organizations and individuals from performing marriage ceremonies that violate sincerely-held religious beliefs.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 374 (Schwertner, R-Georgetown; Dale, R-Cedar Park), which will require state agencies to participate in the E-verify program, a federal initiative authenticating the employment authorization status of all newly-hired employees by state agencies. The bill was part of Governor Abbott’s “Bicentennial Blueprint.
Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a signing ceremony at the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Regional Headquarters in Houston, TX, where he promoted his border security initiative – one of the Governor’s emergency legislative items.
Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation implementing key reforms to enhance reporting and increase transparency and accountability in state contracting.
Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a signing ceremony at VFW Post 76 in San Antonio, the oldest VFW hall in Texas, highlighting multiple bills to implement his veterans’ initiative.
– Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 632 (Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay; Button, R-Richardson) to implement the Governor’s University Research Initiative, an emergency item declared by the Governor that will attract nationally-recognized researchers and Nobel Laureates to Texas institutions of higher education.