Governor Abbott Vetoes SB 1743
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. 1743 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
The duties prescribed by Senate Bill 1743 can be performed by the Health and Human Services Commission using existing resources. Executive branch functions need not be assigned to universities.
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.
Governor of Texas