Governor Greg Abbott vetoes SB 667

June 15, 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 of and veto Senate Bill No. 667 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: 

Senate Bill 667 would make a number of improvements to the law governing probate and guardianship matters, but they unfortunately cannot take effect this session because of a section of the bill that would create new public guardianship offices controlled by counties.  It has not been shown that it is necessary to add permanent county offices dedicated to this function.  Private attorneys are capable of handling these cases without the expense of this new bureaucracy.

Since the Eighty-Sixth 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, 2019. 

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

 

View the Veto Proclamation