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Date Title
06/15/2019 Signature statement on HB 1545 (86th R.S.)
06/15/2019 Signature statement on HB 1 (86th R.S.)
06/14/2019 Signature statement on Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RGV MPO) re-designation and consolidation agreement
06/13/2019 Signature statement on HB 5, HB 7, SB 6, and SB 7 (86th R.S.)
06/12/2019 Signature statement on SB 2 (86th R.S.)
06/11/2019 Signature statement on HB 3 (86th R.S.)
06/07/2019 Signature statement on SB 11, HB 18, and HB 1387 (86th R.S.)
06/04/2019 Signature statement on SB 20, HB 8, HB 1590, HB 2613, and SB 71 (86th R.S.)
05/06/2019 Signature statement on HB 540 (86th R.S.)
03/07/2019 Submitting an emergency matter to the 86th Legislature: legislation relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction including direction regarding reimbursement, and adjustment authority regarding appropriations
02/05/2019 Submitting an emergency matter to the 86th Legislature: legislation or resolutions relating to comprehensive school finance reform as recommended by the Texas Commission on School Finance, and increased teacher pay
02/05/2019 Submitting an emergency matter to the 86th Legislature: legislation relating to reform of the property tax system by requiring voter approval to exceed a 2.5% rollback rate, by improving accountability in the selection of a chief appraiser, and by increasing transparency
02/05/2019 Submitting an emergency matter to the 86th Legislature: legislation relating to creation of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium
02/05/2019 Submitting an emergency matter to the 86th Legislature: legislation relating to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery
02/05/2019 Submitting an emergency matter to the 86th Legislature: legislation relating to safety in elementary and secondary schools and in public junior colleges
08/16/2017 Signature statement on HB 215 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/16/2017 Signature statement on SB 17 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/16/2017 Signature statement on HB 7 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/16/2017 Signature statement on SB 11 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/16/2017 Signature statement on HB 21 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/15/2017 Signature statement on HB 13 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/15/2017 Signature statement on SB 6 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/15/2017 Signature statement on HB 214 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/11/2017 Signature statement on SB 20 and SB 60 (85th 1st C.S.)
08/11/2017 Signature statement on SB 5 (85th 1st C.S.)
07/20/2017 Presenting the following subjects to the 85th Texas Legislature, First Called Session, for consideration:
Legislation to increase the average salary and benefits (including TRS-Care) of Texas teachers; and legislation to provide a more flexible and rewarding salary and benefit system for Texas teachers.
Legislation establishing a statewide commission to study and recommend improvements to the current public school finance system; and other legislation relating to school finance, including Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR).
Legislation to empower parents of children with special needs or educational disadvantages to choose an educational provider that is best for their child.
Legislation reforming the laws governing ad valorem property taxes.
Legislation using population growth and inflation to establish a spending limit for state government.
Legislation using population growth and inflation to establish a spending limit for political subdivisions.
Legislation protecting the private property rights of land owners from political subdivision rules, regulations, or ordinances that interfere with, delay, or restrict private property owners’ ability to use or enjoy their property.
Legislation expediting the issuance of permits by political subdivisions and reforming the laws governing the issuance of permits by political subdivisions.
Legislation preventing political subdivisions from imposing on private property additional or enhanced regulations that did not exist at the time the property was acquired.
Legislation preempting local regulation of the use of hand-held mobile communication devices while driving.
Legislation regarding the use of multi-occupancy showers, locker rooms, restrooms, and changing rooms.
Legislation prohibiting state or local government entities from deducting labor union or employee organization membership fees or dues from the wages of public employees.
Legislation prohibiting financial transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the abortion provider.
Legislation restricting health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.
Legislation strengthening the laws applicable to the reporting of abortions and abortion complications to the State.
Legislation enhancing patient protections contained in the procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.
Legislation enhancing the detection, prosecution, and elimination of mail-in ballot fraud.
Legislation continuing the operation and expanding the duties of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force to ensure action is taken to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Texas.
Legislation adjusting the scheduling of Sunset Commission review of state agencies.
Legislation reforming the authority of municipalities to annex territory, to exert control over territory, or to regulate the use of annexed land or land in a municipality’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
05/31/2017 Signature statement on HB 4, HB 5, HB 7, and SB 11 (85th R.S.)
05/29/2017 Signature statement on HB 100 (85th R.S.)
05/27/2017 Signature statement on SB 42 (85th R.S.)
05/26/2017 Signature statement on SB 16 (85th R.S.)
05/25/2017 Signature statement on SB 1133 (85th R.S.)
05/25/2017 Signature statement on SB 7 (85th R.S.)
05/22/2017 Returning SB 622 (85th R.S.) to the Senate and House of Representatives for correction and further consideration, pursuant to HCR 143
05/21/2017 Submitting an emergency matter to the 85th Legislature: Senate Bill 5 from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification
05/21/2017 Signature statement on SB 24 (85th R.S.)
05/07/2017 Signature statement on SB 4 (85th R.S.)
05/02/2017 Signature statement on HB 89 (85th R.S.)
01/31/2017 Submitting an emergency matter to the 85th Legislature: legislation relating to state or local government cooperation with federal immigration law or federal immigration officials
01/31/2017 Submitting an emergency matter to the 85th Legislature: legislation relating to ethics reform
01/31/2017 Submitting an emergency matter to the 85th Legislature: legislation relating to child protective services or foster care
01/31/2017 Submitting an emergency matter to the 85th Legislature: legislation or resolutions relating to a Convention of States under Article V of the federal constitution
07/08/2015 Signature statement on HB 3994 (84th R.S.)
06/18/2015 Signature statement on HCR 85 (84th R.S.), posthumously awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle, including signed copy of HCR 85
06/18/2015 Signature statement on HB 2396 (84th R.S.)
06/18/2015 Signature statement on HB 700 (84th R.S.)
06/17/2015 Signature statement on HB 1378 (84th R.S.)
06/16/2015 Filed without signature statement on HB 3089 (84th R.S.)
06/15/2015 Signature statement on HB 7, HB 32, SB 1, and SB 1760 (84th R.S.)
06/13/2015 Signature statement on HB 910 and SB 11 (84th R.S.)
06/12/2015 Signature statement on HB 483 (84th R.S.)
06/12/2015 Signature statement on HB 994 (84th R.S., Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
06/11/2015 Signature statement on SB 2065 (84th R.S.)
06/10/2015 Signature statement on SB 374 (84th R.S.)
06/09/2015 Signature statement on HB 11 (84th R.S.)
06/05/2015 Signature statement on SB 20 (84th R.S.)
06/05/2015 Signature statement on HB 19, HB 867, SB 55, SB 807, SB 1049, and SB 1358 (84th R.S.)
06/04/2015 Signature statement on SB 632, HB 1000, HB 1992, HB 2628, HB 1583, SB 18, and SB 239 (84th R.S.)
06/02/2015 Signature statement on HB 20, HB 1187, and HB 2612 (84th R.S.)
06/01/2015 Signature statement on SB 339 (84th R.S.)
05/28/2015 Signature statement on HB 4, SB 934, SB 935, and SB 972 (84th R.S.)
05/22/2015 Signature statement on SB 344 (84th R.S.)
05/21/2015 Signature statement on SB 925 (84th R.S.)
05/18/2015 Signature statement on HB 40 (84th R.S.)
05/15/2015 Signature statement on SB 788 (84th R.S., "Kari's Law")
05/12/2015 Signature statement on SB 835 (84th R.S.)
02/19/2015 Submitting an emergency matter to the 84th Legislature: legislation relating to early childhood education
02/19/2015 Submitting an emergency matter to the 84th Legislature: legislation relating to funding higher education
02/19/2015 Submitting an emergency matter to the 84th Legislature: legislation relating to border security, including funding for operations
02/19/2015 Submitting an emergency matter to the 84th Legislature: legislation relating to transportation
02/19/2015 Submitting an emergency matter to the 84th Legislature: legislation relating to ethics