80th Regular Session (2007) – Governor Rick Perry

*HRO analysis is taken from the House Research Organization's Vetoes of Legislation, 80th 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 Bill.
Line item veto. Regarding veto of funding of group insurance for community college employees: Correspondence between Representative Dunnam and Speaker Craddick concerning possibility of using budget execution authority to reinstate this funding.
HB 15 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction, transfer authority, and other adjustment authority regarding appropriations.
Line item veto.
HB 44 Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment.   Veto Analysis
HB 47 Relating to the provision of educational services to certain inmates imprisoned in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.   Veto Analysis
HB 48 Relating to distributions from the employment and training investment holding fund.   Veto Analysis
HB 317 Relating to a study regarding the issuance of revenue bonds for certain campuses and centers of institutions of higher education.   Veto Analysis
HB 447 Relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.   Veto Analysis
HB 541 Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with certain new offenses or an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or mandatory supervision.   Veto Analysis
HB 544 Relating to reduced tuition and fees for certain junior college district students who reside outside of the district.   Veto Analysis
HB 589 Relating to the student enrollment required for certain institutions of higher education to operate as general academic teaching institutions and to receive certain revenue.   Veto Analysis
HB 738 Relating to an exemption from Texas Commission on Fire Protection training requirements for certain aircraft fire fighting and rescue fire protection personnel.   Veto Analysis
HB 770 Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide notice to certain persons of the right to vote.   Veto Analysis
HB 971 Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer.   Veto Analysis
HB 1023 Relating to grants made by the Texas Commission on the Arts.   Veto Analysis
HB 1092 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass.   Veto Analysis
HB 1129 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of criminal trespass.   Veto Analysis
HB 1179 Relating to procurements by the Texas Lottery Commission.   Veto Analysis
HB 1205 Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.   Veto Analysis
HB 1427 Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston.   Veto Analysis
HB 1503 Relating to a person's eligibility for a license to carry a concealed handgun and to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the possession of a weapon.   Veto Analysis
HB 1519 Relating to including within the offense of barratry and solicitation of professional employment certain solicitations made during certain periods.   Veto Analysis
HB 1667 Relating to the amount of the fee for issuing certain alcoholic beverage permits.   Veto Analysis
HB 1687 Relating to the information that must be included on the face of an appeal bond.   Veto Analysis
HB 1892 Relating to the authority of certain counties and other entities with respect to certain transportation projects.   Veto Analysis
HB 2006 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.   Veto Analysis
HB 2087 Relating to the holding by a county, municipality, or junior college district of a petition-initiated election on whether to establish a limitation on increases in the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by the county, municipality, or junior college district on residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled.   Veto Analysis
HB 2103 Relating to a pilot program to provide student loan repayment assistance to certain correctional officers who graduate from Sam Houston State University.   Veto Analysis
HB 2265 Relating to the award of prizes in, and the conduct of, a progressive bingo game.   Veto Analysis
HB 2622 Relating to eligibility of board members of certain rapid transit authorities to receive insurance benefits.   Veto Analysis
HB 2646 Relating to the award of stipends to nationally certified classroom teachers under the educator excellence awards program.    
HB 2713 Relating to studies, plans, and projects concerning electric generation capacity or electric energy storage, transmission, or distribution.   Veto Analysis
HB 2990 Relating to use of certain electronic monitoring technology in certain correctional facilities by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.   Veto Analysis
HB 3084 Relating to the municipal street maintenance sales tax.   Veto Analysis
HB 3200 Relating to funding for community supervision and corrections departments.   Veto Analysis
HB 3281 Relating to the recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions.   Veto Analysis
HB 3352 Relating to municipal civil service for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.   Veto Analysis
HB 3457 Relating to idling the diesel engine of a school bus while the bus is parked at a public school or school event.   Veto Analysis
HB 3609 Relating to membership and service credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain employees.   Veto Analysis
HB 3619 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election.   Veto Analysis
HB 3647 Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies.   Veto Analysis
HB 3934 Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program by Alamo Community College District.   Veto Analysis
HB 4065 Relating to the establishment by the Texas Workforce Commission of a pilot program to provide grants for the construction of certain facilities for job training and employment services.   Veto Analysis
HB 4091 Relating to the boundaries and board of directors of Harris County Improvement District No. 6.   Veto Analysis
HB 4113 Relating to the Buffalo Bayou Management District.   Veto Analysis
HB 4123 Relating to territory included in, and the validation of acts of, the Greater Southeast Management District.   Veto Analysis
SB 182 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass.   Veto Analysis
SB 711 Relating to the use of TexasOnline by businesses to apply and pay for certain permits.   Veto Analysis
SB 718 Relating to the route selection for the Trans-Texas Corridor.   Veto Analysis
SB 960 Relating to the administration of exit-level state assessment instruments to transfer students who are dependents of military personnel.   Veto Analysis
SB 1053 Relating to assessing the quality and effectiveness of academic advising services offered by public institutions of higher education.   Veto Analysis
SB 1097 Relating to the offense of criminal trespass.   Veto Analysis
SB 1234 Relating to a master plan for higher education in this state.   Veto Analysis
SB 1735 Relating to the effect of a charter provision relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption on a subsequent local option election for the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain home-rule municipalities.   Veto Analysis
HCR 30 Designating the Texas blind salamander as the official State Amphibian of Texas.
Veto delivered by a non-signing statement rather than a veto proclamation.
  Veto Analysis
HCR 187 Expressing the commitment of the 80th Legislature of the State of Texas to providing a supplemental annuity in the form of a 13th check for eligible ERS retirees.   Veto Analysis
HCR 230 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. No. 1892.   Veto Analysis

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