Governor Abbott Vetoes SB 1215

June 15, 2017 | 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 Senate Bill No. 1215 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

Senate Bill 1215 creates a joint interim committee of the Legislature to study construction contracts.  The House and Senate can, and do, study topics in the interim without passage of a law.  Legislation mandating legislative studies and legislative interim committees is unnecessary.  The Legislature is free to study construction contracts with or without this bill. 

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. 

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor of Texas

 

View the Veto Proclamation