Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Veto Statements

  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 889
    Relating to the physician assistant board. Author: Uresti; Sponsor: Laubenberg
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 722
    Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election. Author: Ellis; Sponsor: Johnson
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1234
    Relating to the prevention of truancy and the offense of failure to attend school. Author: Whitmire; Sponsor: Price
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 504
    Relating to the requirement that certain schoolchildren be screened for abnormal spinal curvature. Author: Deuell; Sponsor: King, Susan
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 429
    Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services. Author: Nelson; Sponsor: Raymond
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 227
    Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees. Author: Williams; Sponsor: Zerwas
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 219
    Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. Author: Huffman; Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | Johnson
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 17
    Relating to the training in school safety of certain educators of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school premises. Author: Patrick | Estes; Sponsor: Fletcher
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3509
    Relating to endangered species habitat conservation and to the creation of a board to oversee and guide the state's coordinated response to federal actions regarding endangered species. Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Villalba; Sponsor: Seliger
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 15
    Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state. Author: Seliger | Deuell | Duncan | Ellis | Eltife | Nelson | Watson | West | Whitmire | Zaffirini; Sponsor:Branch
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3085
    Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. Author: Walle; Sponsor: Garcia
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Line-Item Vetoes in SB 1
    General Appropriations Bill. Author: Williams; Sponsor: Pitts
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3063
    Relating to defense base development authorities. Author: Menéndez; Sponsor: Van de Putte
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1606
    Relating to ad valorem tax liens on personal property. Author: Zaffirini Sponsor: Strama
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2836
    Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and to certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments for public school students. Author: Ratliff | Farney | King, Ken | Patrick, Diane | Huberty; Sponsor: Patrick
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2824
    Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium. Author: Ratliff | Branch | Simpson | Turner, Sylvester | Kacal; Sponsor: Paxton
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2590
    Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease. Author: Keffer; Sponsor: Eltife
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2138
    Relating to the board of directors of the Near Northside Management District and to the district's boundaries and territory. Author: Dutton; Sponsor: Ellis
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1790
    Relating to certain procedures for defendants who successfully complete a period of state jail felony community supervision. Author: Longoria | Thompson, Senfronia | Burnam | Hughes | Rose; Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1511
    Relating to the rates of sales and use taxes imposed by municipalities; authorizing an increase or decrease in the rate of those taxes. Author: Larson; Sponsor: Eltife
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1160
    Relating to the transfer of a certificate of convenience and necessity in certain municipalities. Author: Geren; Sponsor: Nelson
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Line-Item Vetoes in HB 1025
    Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations. Author: Pitts; Sponsor: Williams
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 217
    Relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses. Author: Alvarado | Zerwas | King, Susan | Lucio III | Cortez; Sponsor: Uresti
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1090
    Relating to the creation of Texas Task Force 1 Type 3 Rio Grande Valley and authorizing the creation of a Texas Task Force 2 by certain municipalities. Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Lucio III | Canales; Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 950
    Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation. Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Collier | Davis, Sarah | Alvarado | Isaac; Sponsor: Davis
  • Friday, June 14, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1982
    Relating to the enterprise zone program. Author: Murphy; Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 346
    Relating to reporting requirements of certain persons who do not meet the definition of political committee. Author: Seliger; Sponsor: Geren
  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 535
    Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. Author: Davis, Yvonne | Reynolds | Keffer | Miles | Naishtat; Sponsor: Zaffirini
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1035
    Relating to motor vehicle title services; providing penalties. Author: Williams | Sponsor: Harless
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1807
    Relating to the composition of the 444th Judicial District. Author: Lucio | Sponsor: Lozano
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 40
    Relating to the functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. Author: Zaffirini | Sponsor: Callegari
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 167
    Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files after an individual receives a pardon or a grant of certain other relief with respect to the offense for which the individual was arrested. Author: West | Sponsor: Veasey, Gallego, Aliseda, Rodriguez, Eddie, Davis, Yvonne
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 191
    Relating to disposition of a contested case by the Texas Medical Board. Author: Nelson | Sponsor: Susan King
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2327
    Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties. Author: McClendon | Sponsor: Wentworth
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 408
    Relating to inspection of and the operation of watercrafts on the John Graves Scenic Riverway. Author: Estes | Sponsor: Keffer
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 978
    Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3. Author: Hinojosa | Sponsor: Veronica Gonzales
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2972
    Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance. Author: Todd Smith | Sponsor: Wentworth
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2996
    Relating to the creation of the Texas Urban Agricultural Innovation Authority. Author: Miles | Sponsor: Estes
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 242
    Relating to the enforcement of public safety, including the privileges and duties of certain types of law enforcement officers. Author: Craddick, Torres, Martinez Fischer | Sponsor: Hegar
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 335
    Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws. Author: Shelton, Kolkhorst, Schwertner, Zerwas, Creighton | Sponsor: Birdwell
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2997
    Relating to the creation and funding of the urban farming pilot program and the creation of the Select Committee on Urban Farming. Author: Miles | Sponsor: Estes
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 397
    Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region. Author: Veronica Gonzales, "Mando" Martinez, Lucio III, Margo, Gallego | Sponsor: Uresti
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 990
    Relating to certain homestead preservation reinvestment zones. Author: Eddie Rodriguez | Sponsor: Watson
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 992
    Relating to excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education. Author: Castro | Sponsor: Zaffirini
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1429
    Relating to rights and remedies of certain residential tenants and landlords. Author: Deshotel | Sponsor: Carona
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1768
    Relating to the regulation of roadside vendors and solicitors in certain counties. Authors: Munoz, Jr., Eissler, Laubenberg and Marquez | Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1616
    Relating to the reporting of political contributions, political expenditures, and personal financial information, and to complaints filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. Author: Geren, Flynn, Phil King | Sponsor: Estes
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2499
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and the transfer of certain department functions to the comptroller of public accounts. Author: Cook | Sponsor: Nichols
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2608
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Author: Harper-Brown | Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2889
    Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest. Author: Madden | Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3125
    Relating to the offenses of unauthorized duplication, unauthorized recording, unauthorized operation of recording device, and improper labeling of recordings. Author: Thompson | Sponsor: Patrick
  • Friday, June 17, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Line-Item Vetoes in HB 1
    General Appropriations Bill. Author: Pitts | Sponsor: Ogden
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2403
    Relating to retailers engaged in business in this state for purposes of sales and use taxes. Authors: Otto, Hilderbran, Villarreal, Naishtat and Branch | Sponsor: Susan King
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 2468
    Relating to the post employment activities of certain local government officers in certain counties; providing a penalty. Author: Gallego | Sponsors: Coleman, John Davis, Cohen and Walle
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1343
    Relating to the formula funding for public institutions of higher education for certain credit hours that do not count toward a degree. Author: Hinojosa | Sponsor: Gonzales
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 978
    Relating to the creation and financing of public improvement districts. Author: West | Sponsor: Elkins, Coleman
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1206
    Relating to the release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of certain inmates who complete a rehabilitation program. Author: Hinojosa | Sponsor: Edwards
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 686
    Relating to the installation, maintenance, or operation of natural gas pipelines on state highways and highway and county road rights-of-way. Author: Davis, Wendy | Sponsor: Orr
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 2558
    Relating to the promotion and marketing of alcoholic beverages. Author: Gallegos | Sponsor: Thompson
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 488
    Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of a vulnerable road user; providing penalties. Author: Ellis | Sponsor: Harper-Brown
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 2325
    Relating to the confidentiality of certain information pertaining to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Author: Hinojosa | Sponsor: Madden
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 434
    Relating to the establishment and operation of a public transit motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties. Author: Wentworth | Sponsor: Bolton
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 2169
    Relating to the establishment of a smart growth policy work group and the development of a smart growth policy for this state. Author: Ellis | Sponsor: Alvarado
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 2141
    Relating to the statute of repose for engineers and architects. Author: Wentworth | Sponsor: Hughes
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1760
    Relating to the administration of the Texas Save and Match Program to assist qualifying beneficiaries under the state's prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans and to the treatment of a beneficiary's assets under prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans in determining eligibility for student financial assistance and other assistance programs. Author: Watson | Sponsor: Branch
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 223
    Relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a pardon. Author: West | Sponsor: Thompson
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SCR 59
    Granting MBP Corporation permission to sue the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. Author: Jackson | Sponsor: Taylor
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1440
    Relating to orders and judgments rendered by associate judges in child support and child protection cases and to the investigation of child abuse and neglect. Author: Watson | Sponsor: Madden
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2820
    Relating to contracts by governmental entities for professional services relating to geoscience and landscape architecture. Author: Chisum | Sponsor: Wentworth
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2692
    Relating to certain municipal requirements regarding sales of residential properties in certain areas. Author: Rodriguez | Sponsor: Watson
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 4685
    Relating to the County Court of Titus County. Author: Homer | Sponsor: Eltife
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 4068
    Relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of other essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster. Author: Gonzales | Sponsor: Hinojosa
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3983
    Relating to the imposition of property taxes on the residential homesteads of low-income and moderate-income persons. Author: Rodriguez | Sponsor: Watson
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2656
    Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Author: Miller, Doug | Sponsor: Duncan
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3515
    Relating to the creation of the offense of failure to report barratry and solicitation of employment. Author: Dunnam | Sponsor: Carona
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2142
    Relating to the promotion of toll projects by the Texas Department of Transportation. Author: McClendon | Sponsor: Carona
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3485
    Relating to certain county, municipal, district, and other governmental functions, procedures, powers, duties, and services, including certain criminal procedures. Author: Coleman | Sponsor: West
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1457
    Relating to procedures concerning verification of certain information submitted in a voter registration application. Author: Hochberg | Sponsor: Duncan
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3481
    Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest. Author: Veasey | Sponsor: Harris
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3346
    Relating to gas utilities and gas storage facilities. Author: Farabee | Sponsor: Averitt
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 1293
    Relating to the sale and marketing of life insurance and annuities. Author: Eiland | Sponsor: Ellis
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3202
    Relating to authorizing the transfer of certain real property held by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Author: Bonnen | Sponsor: Jackson
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 821
    Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. Author: Leibowitz | Sponsor: Watson
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 518
    Relating to programs to provide student loan repayment assistance for certain correctional officers, for certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and for certain mathematics and science teachers. Author: Kolkhorst | Sponsor: Van de Putte
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 3148
    Relating to exempting certain young persons who are convicted of an offense involving consensual sex from the requirement of registering as a sex offender in this state. Author: Smith, Todd | Sponsor: West
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 130
    Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers. Author: Patrick | Sponsor: Zaffirini
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HCR 252
    Requesting the governor to appoint a Governor's Task Force on Horse and Greyhound Racing. Author: Thompson | Sponsor: Averitt
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 2888
    Relating to financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Author: Martinez | Sponsor: West
  • Friday, June 19, 2009 • Veto Statement
    Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 103
    Relating to health benefit plans for students at institutions of higher education and the operation of certain health benefit plans through student health centers at certain institutions of higher education. Author: Fred Brown | Sponsor: Dan Patrick
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