Governor Abbott Vetoes HB 2182

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. 2182 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

House Bill 2182 could be interpreted to result in certain limited geographical areas becoming subject to a local sales tax rate above the legal limit.  The two percent cap on local sales tax must never be exceeded.  House Bill 2182 should have been drafted with greater clarity to exclude any possibility that sales tax above the maximum allowable rate would ever be charged. 

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