Governor Abbott Vetoes SB 746

May 27, 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 and veto Senate Bill No. 746 of the 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, due to the following objections:

I have signed House Bill 347, which reforms municipal annexation procedures to provide property owners in all counties, regardless of population size, protection against forced annexation. Provisions in Senate Bill 746 are based on the tiered county system that was overhauled by House Bill 347. Disapproving Senate Bill 746 will allow the protections in House Bill 347 to work statewide without creating confusion.

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.