Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 217
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 217 as passed by the Eighty-Third Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
I support reasonable measures to sustainably improve the health and wellness of Texas students through nutrition. To that end, current Texas Public School Nutrition Policy already responsibly limits unnecessary, unhealthy access to high-sugar, high-calorie beverages. House Bill 217 takes this effort to an unreasonable and unnecessary extreme, and would limit access to such innocuous beverages as two percent milk.
Since the Eighty-Third 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 14th day of June, 2013.
Governor of Texas
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