Governor Abbott vetoes HB 1059

June 15, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Legislative | Legislative - Veto Statement

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. 1059 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

House Bill 1059 would mandate a series of reports that are redundant and unnecessary.  Many cities and counties are already using adaptive strategies to manage stormwater runoff.  Institutions of higher education, meanwhile, are providing sufficient information and support to local governments to promote even broader application of these stormwater-management tools.

Since the Eighty-Sixth 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. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 15th day of June, 2019. 

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

 

View the Veto Proclamation