Governor Abbott Vetoes HB 462
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. 462 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
Agency rulemaking is an executive branch function, not a legislative function. Transparency in rulemaking is important, but it should not come at the expense of legislative encroachment on executive branch authority. Additionally, House Bill 462 has the potential to slow down the executive rulemaking process rather than enhance it.
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.