84th Regular Session (2015) – Governor Greg Abbott

*HRO analysis is taken from the House Research Organization's Vetoes of Legislation, 84th 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.
HB 2 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.
Line item veto.
HB 184 Relating to the allocation of costs and attorney's fees incurred by a Court of Inquiry.   Veto Analysis
HB 225 Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of a suspected overdose and a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.   Veto Analysis
HB 499 Relating to the public transportation advisory committee.   Veto Analysis
HB 973 Relating to the compensation and per diem compensation of emergency services commissioners in certain counties.   Veto Analysis
HB 1015 Relating to notice provided to a court regarding certain defendants placed on state jail felony community supervision.   Veto Analysis
HB 1119 Relating to a study assessing the statewide need for the replacement of mile markers on certain highways.   Veto Analysis
HB 1363 Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of prostitution; creating a criminal offense.   Veto Analysis
HB 1628 Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles.   Veto Analysis
HB 1633 Relating to application and notification requirements for a permit to drill an oil or gas well in or near an easement held by the Texas Department of Transportation.   Veto Analysis
HB 1855 Relating to training, continuing education, and weapons proficiency standards for correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.   Veto Analysis
HB 2068 Relating to automatic employee participation in and administration of a deferred compensation plan provided by certain hospital districts.   Veto Analysis
HB 2084 Relating to transparency in the rate-setting processes for the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.   Veto Analysis
HB 2100 Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.   Veto Analysis
HB 2282 Relating to the procedures for protests and appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations.   Veto Analysis
HB 2381 Relating to the appointment and duties of election officers.   Veto Analysis
HB 2466 Relating to the creation of a safety reimbursement program for employers participating in the workers' compensation system.   Veto Analysis
HB 2647 Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining.   Veto Analysis
HB 2775 Relating to a petition filed in connection with an application for a place on the ballot.   Veto Analysis
HB 2788 Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures.   Veto Analysis
HB 2826 Relating to the eligibility of certain property located in multiple school districts for a limitation on appraised value for school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.   Veto Analysis
HB 2830 Relating to the duty of a county to refund an amount of $2 or less paid to the county clerk or district clerk.   Veto Analysis
HB 3043 Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.   Veto Analysis
HB 3060 Relating to functions of a municipal building and standards commission panel.   Veto Analysis
HB 3184 Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing fees.   Veto Analysis
HB 3193 Relating to consideration of location of an offeror's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.   Veto Analysis
HB 3291 Relating to transactions involving oil, gas, or condensate; creating a criminal offense.   Veto Analysis
HB 3390 Relating to a written agreement concerning a projectile discharged from a firearm that travels across a property line; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.   Veto Analysis
HB 3511 Relating to the contents of financial statements filed by certain persons; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties.   Veto Analysis
HB 3579 Relating to certain criminal history record information; authorizing a fee.   Veto Analysis
HB 3736 Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers; creating a criminal offense.   Veto Analysis
HB 4025 Relating to funding to counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production, including money from county energy transportation reinvestment zones.   Veto Analysis
HB 4103 Relating to oaths and affirmations of certain judges of municipal courts.   Veto Analysis
SB 130 Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure; authorizing a fee.   Veto Analysis
SB 313 Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum, the administration of and reports relating to assessment instruments administered to public school students, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.   Veto Analysis
SB 359 Relating to the authority of a peace officer to apprehend a person for emergency detention and the authority of certain facilities and physicians to temporarily detain a person with mental illness.   Veto Analysis
SB 408 Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts.   Veto Analysis
SB 496 Relating to Foundation School Program funding for certain students.   Veto Analysis
SB 1032 Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.   Veto Analysis
SB 1034 Relating to voting by mail, including the cancellation of an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.   Veto Analysis
SB 1408 Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties.   Veto Analysis
SB 1655 Relating to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board fees for the administration of certificates of authorization and certificates of authority issued to certain postsecondary educational institutions; authorizing fees.   Veto Analysis
HCR 84 Commending mental health professionals on the occasion of National Mental Health Month.   Veto Analysis

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