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06/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/15/2019 17:26

Governor Abbott vetoes HCR 86

June 15, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Legislative | Legislative - Veto Statement

Pursuant to Article IV, Section 15, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Concurrent Resolution No. 86 as passed by the Eighty-Sixth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:

This is the kind of resolution that a Texas Governor would sign without thinking. Fortunately, with a little thinking and study, it was learned that a statement contained in the resolution is factually incorrect: it identifies the location of Jim Bowie's 'Sandbar Fight' as 'near Natchez, Louisiana,' when in fact the fight occurred near Natchez, Mississippi. So, as a thinking Governor, I think it best not to sign a factually incorrect resolution and instead to allow the Legislature to consider this next session.

Since the Eighty-Sixth 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 15th day of June, 2019.

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

View the Veto Proclamation