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Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1807

Friday, June 17, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Veto Statement

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 1807 as passed by the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:

Senate Bill 1807 would allow the 444th District Court of Cameron County to have concurrent jurisdiction in Willacy County. However, this bill was not thoroughly discussed with all affected entities in Willacy and Cameron counties. While I appreciate any attempt to improve the efficiency of Texas courts, all parties affected by this change should be involved in determining the best methods for making such improvements.

Since the Eighty-Second 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 17th day of June, 2011.

RICK PERRY
Governor of Texas

ATTESTED BY:
ESPERANZA "HOPE" ANDRADE

Secretary of State

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