Governor Abbott vetoes HB 3022

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. 3022 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

House Bill 3022 would require the Texas Department of Public Safety to capture the contact information of driver’s license applicants who consent to being part of local emergency warning systems, and to work with local governments on creating those local warning systems.  I appreciate the author’s good intentions, and I have signed important legislation this session that will help Texans prepare for disasters.  But to ensure that the local emergency warning systems use data that is accurate, updated, and used appropriately, local governments—not the State—should be in charge of gathering and managing this type of data.

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. 




View the Veto Proclamation