Governor Abbott vetoes HB 2112

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. 2112 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

After Hurricane Harvey, I formed the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, which identified ways to improve how our government responds to natural disasters.  One of the Commission’s recommendations was to develop a process for the Department of Motor Vehicles to coordinate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure that it has the information necessary to identify flooded vehicles.  I have now signed into law House Bill 2310, which implements that recommendation. 

House Bill 2112 also seeks to address the challenge of identifying flooded vehicles, but in doing so, it would eliminate the current methodology for identification and repeal the provision of law added by House Bill 2310.  The new process established in House Bill 2310 should have a chance to work.

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