Governor Abbott Vetoes SB 511
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14 of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove and veto Senate Bill No. 511 of the 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, due to the following objections:
Senate Bill 511 would authorize a new civil penalty for installing used tires on vehicles. While ensuring drivers’ safety is a legitimate governmental objective, there is no real and substantial relationship between that goal and the way this law would function in practice. I vetoed similar legislation last session and must do so again because more regulation is not the answer to every problem. Texas needs fewer laws that impose regulatory burdens on small businesses and consumers.
Since you remain gathered in regular session and continue to conduct formal business, I am delivering this disapproval message directly to you along with the unsigned official enrolled copy of the bill.