Governor Abbott vetoes HB 3252

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. 3252 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

House Bill 3252 would change how the public is notified about a primary election, but in a way that could cause confusion and is now unnecessary. House Bill 3252 would require that notice of a primary election be posted on the county clerk’s website, but in Texas, some county clerks are not responsible for administering elections.  And House Bill 2640, which I have signed into law, now requires the same notice of a primary election to be posted on the county’s official website. Disapproving House Bill 3252 will help ensure that voters know where to find information about how to cast their ballot.

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