Governor Abbott Vetoes HB 1476
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14 of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove and veto House Bill No. 1476 of the 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, due to the following objections:
I have signed House Bill 892 which gives all counties statewide the authority to regulate game rooms by removing all local bracket provisions in the relevant statute. House Bill 1476 attempts to amend the statute already repealed by House Bill 892. As such, House Bill 1476 is unnecessary.
Since you remain gathered in regular session and continue to conduct formal business, I am delivering this disapproval message directly to you along with the unsigned official enrolled copy of the bill.