Governor Abbott Vetoes HB 3055
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. 3055 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
To preserve public confidence in our elections, the government employees who administer those elections must be beyond reproach. For this reason, current law prohibits county elections administrators from holding elected office. This is a good rule that separates politics from the administration of elections. It should not be changed.
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.
Governor of Texas