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81st Regular Session (2009) – Governor Rick Perry

*HRO analysis is taken from the House Research Organization's Vetoes of Legislation, 81st 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 103 Relating to health benefit plans for students at institutions of higher education and the operation of certain health benefit plans through student health centers at certain institutions of higher education.   Veto Analysis
HB 130 Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers.   Veto Analysis
HB 518 Relating to programs to provide student loan repayment assistance for certain correctional officers, for certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and for certain mathematics and science teachers.   Veto Analysis
HB 821 Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties.   Veto Analysis
HB 1293 Relating to the sale and marketing of life insurance and annuities.   Veto Analysis
HB 1457 Relating to procedures concerning verification of certain information submitted in a voter registration application.   Veto Analysis
HB 2142 Relating to the promotion of toll projects by the Texas Department of Transportation.   Veto Analysis
HB 2656 Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.   Veto Analysis
HB 2692 Relating to certain municipal requirements regarding sales of residential properties in certain areas.   Veto Analysis
HB 2820 Relating to contracts by governmental entities for professional services relating to geoscience and landscape architecture.   Veto Analysis
HB 2888 Relating to financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.   Veto Analysis
HB 3148 Relating to exempting certain young persons who are convicted of an offense involving consensual sex from the requirement of registering as a sex offender in this state.   Veto Analysis
HB 3202 Relating to authorizing the transfer of certain real property held by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.   Veto Analysis
HB 3346 Relating to gas utilities and gas storage facilities.   Veto Analysis
HB 3481 Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.   Veto Analysis
HB 3485 Relating to certain county, municipal, district, and other governmental functions, procedures, powers, duties, and services, including certain criminal procedures.   Veto Analysis
HB 3515 Relating to the creation of the offense of failure to report barratry and solicitation of employment.   Veto Analysis
HB 3983 Relating to the imposition of property taxes on the residential homesteads of low-income and moderate-income persons.   Veto Analysis
HB 4068 Relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of other essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster.   Veto Analysis
HB 4685 Relating to the County Court of Titus County.   Veto Analysis
SB 1 General Appropriations Bill.
Line item veto.
SB 223 Relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a pardon.   Veto Analysis
SB 434 Relating to the establishment and operation of a public transit motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.   Veto Analysis
SB 488 Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of a vulnerable road user; providing penalties.   Veto Analysis
SB 686 Relating to the installation, maintenance, or operation of natural gas pipelines on state highways and highway rights-of-way.   Veto Analysis
SB 978 Relating to the creation and financing of public improvement districts.   Veto Analysis
SB 1206 Relating to the release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of certain inmates who complete a rehabilitation program.   Veto Analysis
SB 1343 Relating to the formula funding for public institutions of higher education for certain credit hours that do not count toward a degree.   Veto Analysis
SB 1440 Relating to orders and judgments rendered by associate judges in child support and child protection cases and to the investigation of child abuse and neglect.   Veto Analysis
SB 1760 Relating to the administration of the Texas Save and Match Program to assist qualifying beneficiaries under the state's prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans and to the treatment of a beneficiary's assets under prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans in determining eligibility for student financial assistance and other assistance programs.   Veto Analysis
SB 2038 Relating to the construction of nonsubstantive codifications and revisions of statutes.   Veto Analysis
SB 2141 Relating to the statute of repose for engineers and architects.   Veto Analysis
SB 2169 Relating to the establishment of a smart growth policy work group and the development of a smart growth policy for this state.   Veto Analysis
SB 2325 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information pertaining to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.   Veto Analysis
SB 2468 Relating to the postemployment activities of certain local government officers in certain counties; providing a penalty.   Veto Analysis
SB 2558 Relating to the promotion and marketing of alcoholic beverages.   Veto Analysis
HCR 161 Granting John Cook permission to sue the Benbrook Water Authority.   Veto Analysis
HCR 252 Requesting the governor to appoint a Governor's Task Force on Horse and Greyhound Racing.   Veto Analysis
SCR 59 Granting MBP Corporation permission to sue the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves.   Veto Analysis

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.