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62nd Regular Session (1971) – Governor Preston Smith

This list has been compiled from sources available at the Legislative Reference Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The list is a work in progress; its completeness and accuracy have not been verified.

Bill Caption Document
HB 517 Relating to the transfer of voluntary mental patients.   Veto
HB 556 Establishing a system of comparative negligence.
Attachments to Governor's veto message include: point of order raised suggesting the Governor did not comply with Article 4, Section 14 of the Constitution; statement by Speaker and Lt. Governor.
HB 628 Abolishing the office of county superintendent in certain counties.   Veto
HB 743 Authorizing the annexation of territory by certain eligible junior college districts.   Veto
HB 825 Prohibiting members of the State Banking Board from being indebted to or holding an interest in a state bank.   Veto
HB 930 Relating to competitive bidding on certain contracts involving political subdivisions.   Veto
HB 1131 Authorizing certain county governments to contract with each other for the performance of certain functions.   Veto
HB 1262 Increasing the penalty for unlawful dumping or depositing of certain wastes on or near a public highway.   Veto
HB 1705 Relating to the appointment of an assistant district attorney for the 35th Judicial District.   Veto
HB 1733 Relating to the method, number and seasons for taking shrimp from part of Lake Sabine.   Veto
HB 1807 Relating to hunting spike deer and the use of a dog to hunt deer in Houston County.   Veto
HB 1840 Relating to the interest rate on bonds of the San Patricio Municipal Water District.   Veto
SB 11 Relating making appropriations for Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches of State Government, Aid to Public Junior Colleges, State Buildings, etc. (General Appropriations Bill).
Line item veto.
SB 172 Prohibiting the traffic of endangered species of wildlife.   Veto
SB 392 Prohibiting the possession of certain paraphernalia for injecting dangerous drugs.   Veto
SB 576 Authorizing publication of information on state parks and historical sites.   Veto
SB 580 Relating to extraterritorial jurisdiction and annexation powers of cities.   Veto
SB 728 Relating to possession of an illegally killed game bird or animal.   Veto
SB 813 Authorizing intergovernmental contracting for performance of governmental services.   Veto
SB 821 Exempting Parks and Wildlife Department construction projects from supervision of the State Building Commission.   Veto
SB 919 Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to designate a representative as State Liaison Officer.   Veto
HCR 188 Correcting HB 1644 to include constables.   Veto

Information about Vetoed Bills is unofficial and is provided as a public service by the Texas Legislative Reference Library. The Texas Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regards to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the table.