78th Regular Session (2003) – Governor Rick Perry

*HRO analysis is taken from the House Research Organization's Vetoes of Legislation, 78th Regular Session Legislature
Analyses include a digest of each vetoed bill, the governor's stated reason for the veto, and a response by the author of the vetoed bill.

Bill Caption Document HRO*
HB 1 General Appropriations Act.
Line item veto.
HB 32 Relating to certain writs of habeas corpus based solely on a claim of a time-served credit error.   Veto Analysis
HB 59 Relating to the offense of aggravated kidnapping, the punishment for the offense of kidnapping, and the definition of and punishment for the offense of trafficking in persons.   Veto Analysis
HB 76 Relating to procedures adopted by a state entity to ensure and employment preference for veterans.   Veto Analysis
HB 156 Relating to the grant of the power of eminent domain to a regional mobility authority.   Veto Analysis
HB 157 Relating to the powers and duties of a regional mobility authority.   Veto Analysis
HB 298 Relating to prohibiting the disclosure of personal customer information by the Parks and Wildlife Department.   Veto Analysis
HB 424 Relating to the regulation of certain housing authorities; providing a penalty.   Veto Analysis
HB 425 Relating to procedures to help ensure that certain state agency actions are consistent with the meaning and intent of applicable legislative enactments.   Veto Analysis
HB 999 Relating to electronic reporting of political contributions and expenditures.   Veto Analysis
HB 1053 Relating to the confidentiality of social security numbers in certain circumstances.   Veto Analysis
HB 1232 Relating to the expiration of alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.   Veto Analysis
HB 1241 Relating to measures to protect the state from theft, lost lottery tickets, or other losses incurred by or in connection with lottery sales agents.   Veto Analysis
HB 1274 Relating to the procedure for collecting signatures on a petition filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot.   Veto Analysis
HB 1344 Relating to the election of an unopposed candidate for an office of a political subdivision and to omission of that candidate from the ballot.   Veto Analysis
HB 1380 Relating to certain products offered in connection with a consumer loan.   Veto Analysis
HB 1496 Relating to reduction in benefit fraud and claim overpayments in unemployment compensation.   Veto Analysis
HB 1517 Relating to publicizing a list voter's rights.   Veto Analysis
HB 1518 Relating to accountability for public school dropouts and students at risk of dropping out of school and to the evaluation of school campuses.   Veto Analysis
HB 1701 Relating to providing a uniform limit on the population of a county election precinct.   Veto Analysis
HB 1839 Relating to property in the custody of a pawnbroker; providing criminal penalties.   Veto Analysis
HB 2089 Relating to requiring the secretary of state to publicly post a list of candidate names on the Internet.   Veto Analysis
HB 2159 Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer.   Veto Analysis
HB 2295 Relating to municipal contracts regarding public improvements and purchasing.   Veto Analysis
HB 2361 Relating to the investigation of a firefighter or police officer in certain municipalities.   Veto Analysis
HB 2425 Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; making appropriations.
Line-item veto.
HB 2493 Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal and school dsitrict contracts.   Veto Analysis
HB 2924 Relating to the addition of territory to a public improvement district.   Veto Analysis
HB 3175 Relating to the authority of the comptroller of public accounts to manage cash flow by transferring available cash between funds in the custody or under the management of the comptroller; making an appropriation.   Veto Analysis
HB 3232 Relating to the collection of costs incurred by certain municipalities in remedying substandard conditions on a property.   Veto Analysis
HB 3242 Relating to the use of the reverse auction procedure by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.   Veto Analysis
HB 3441 Relating to a reduction in expenditures of certain state governmental entities, including changes affecting the Commission on Human Rights, attorney general's office, management of certain accounts and funds, and certain election-related forms.   Veto Analysis
HB 3554 Relating to motor vehicle inspection facilities near the border of this state and Mexico.   Veto Analysis
SB 24 Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Ranch at Clear Fort Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting the authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.   Veto Analysis
SB 147 Relating to the adoption by state agencies of risk management plans and risk control strategies.   Veto Analysis
SB 315 Relating to the annexation by certain junior college districts of territory in a district's service area.   Veto Analysis
SB 407 Relating to the liability of a governmental unit for fire or emergency services in a contract or in the absence of a contract.   Veto Analysis
SB 463 Relating to rates and insurable property under the Texas Windstorm Insurance Associations.   Veto Analysis
SB 733 Relating to the purchase by certain local governments of an item from a local vendor.   Veto Analysis
SB 827 Relating to creating offenses for abandoning or endangering an elderly individual or disabled individual and for failing to provide certain care for a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.   Veto Analysis
SB 970 Relating to the sale or transport of certain desert plants; providing a penalty.   Veto Analysis
SB 1154 Relating to the authority and duties of certain libraries and to library systems in the state.   Veto Analysis
SB 1504 Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle sales and the powers and duties of the Motor Vehicle Board of the Texas Department of Transportation.   Veto Analysis
SB 1521 Relating to tuition charged by a public institution of higher education for certain graduate programs.   Veto Analysis
SB 1526 Relating to collection and use of information in connection with licensing regarding a retail installment transaction involving a motor vehicle.   Veto Analysis
SB 1597 Relating to policies by law enforcement agencies regarding the arrest of persons for certain offenses.   Veto Analysis
SB 1601 Relating to unclaimed funds in class actions.   Veto Analysis
SB 1659 Relating to certain ad valorem tax exemptions, payments, and refunds.   Veto Analysis
SB 1705 Relating to the authority of certain taxing entities to repeal the local sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services.   Veto Analysis
SB 1782 Relating to the precedence of highway access rules and ordinances of certain counties and municipalities over highway access management orders of the Texas Transportation Commission.   Veto Analysis

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