Governor Abbott vetoes HB 3078 (86R)

June 15, 2019 | Austin, Texas

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. 3078 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

I have signed into law this session a number of important bills that will help Texas continue to lead on the issue of human trafficking.  This is a priority for me, and I applaud the author’s contribution to this effort.  But adding a thick layer of bureaucracy to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, as House Bill 3078 would have done, is not the way to help victims of human trafficking.

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