Governor Abbott Vetoes HB 1166

June 15, 2017 | 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. 1166 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

I signed House Bill 931, which extends statewide the provisions of section 75.022 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code regarding public parks in utility rights of way.  Because House Bill 1166 extended those provisions only to one additional county, it was superfluous and could have caused confusion had it become law.

Since the Eighty-Fifth 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, 2017. 

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

 

View the Veto Proclamation