Governor Abbott Vetoes HB 1433
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. 1433 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
House Bill 1433 would provide for tolling of the three-year statute of limitations on civil actions brought by the Texas Workforce Commission against employers. This could extend by many years the period during which employers face potential liability to the government. Texas employers should not face such uncertainty at the hands of government officials. If an employer is alleged to owe money to the Workforce Commission, three years provides more than enough time for the government to file suit to collect any money it may be owed.
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.