Governor Abbott vetoes HB 3082

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. 3082 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

Current law already imposes criminal penalties for the conduct addressed in House Bill 3082.  This proposed legislation would expose too many Texans to criminal liability for unintentional conduct.  Negligently flying a drone over a railroad switching yard should not result in jail time.

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