News – Legislative - Signature Statement

May 2

Anti-Israel Policies Are Anti-Texas Policies

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.

Jun 12

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Establish State Bullion Depository

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.

Jun 11

Governor Abbott Signs Pastor Protection Act Into Law

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.

Jun 10

Governor Abbott Signs E-Verify Bill (SB 374) Into Law

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.

Jun 9

Governor Abbott Signs Comprehensive Border Security Legislation

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.

Jun 5

Governor Abbott Signs State Agency Contracting Reform Legislation

Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation implementing key reforms to enhance reporting and increase transparency and accountability in state contracting.

Jun 5

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Championing Texas Veterans

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.

Jun 4

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Elevate Texas’ Higher Education System

– 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.