Governor James 'Rick' Richard Perry's Voting Records

Office: Governor (TX), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
7/18/13 HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Signed - Executive
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6/26/13 SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Signed - Executive
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6/26/13 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
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6/26/13 SB 3 State House Redistricting Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 219 Amends the Texas Ethics Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/14/13 SB 1606 Specifies That Tax Liens Cover all Personal Property of a Taxpayer Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/14/13 HB 1160 Authorizes the Transfer of a Certificate of Convenience in Municipalities to Provide Water and Sewer Service Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 17 Establishes a Free School Safety Training Program for Certain School District Employees Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 1090 Establishes a Texas Task Force in the Rio Grande Valley Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 1511 Authorizes a Municipality to Set Sales and Use Taxes Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/14/13 HB 2836 Amends the Texas Education Agency to Promote "Essential Knowldge and Skills" Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 21 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 500 Expands Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 1907 Authorizes Firearms in Vehicles on College Campuses Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 1025 Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Procedure Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools Signed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 1982 Expands County Authority Under the Texas Enterprise Zone Act Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 217 Limits Kinds of Beverages Sold on Public School Campuses Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 722 Authorizes a Voter to Communicate Through an Interpreter Selected by the Voter Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 2138 Expands the Boundaries of the Near Northside Management District Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 889 Amends the Membership of the Texas Physician Assistant Board Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 504 Repeals Spinal Curvature Requirement for Students Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 1234 Repeals the Definition of Chronic Truancy as a Criminal Act Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 227 Authorizes Physicians and Therapeutic Optometrists to Dispense Certain Aesthetic Prescription Drugs Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 3509 Establishes an Independent Board to Oversee the State Endangered Species Program Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 15 Regulates Appointees to the Boards of Institutions of Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 3063 Exempts Defense Bases from the Requirement of Establishing Reinvestment Zones Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 SB 429 Requires Judges to Consider Certain Factors for Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 3085 Increases the Penalty for Violations of Regulations of Automotive Wreckage and Salvage Yards Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 2590 Authorizes an Oil and Gas Lease to Remain in Effect in the Event of Foreclosure Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 2824 Amends the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 HB 1790 Authorizes a Felony to be Recorded as a Misdemeanor if the Defendent Satisfies Conditions of Parole Vetoed - Executive
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5/25/13 SB 346 Amends Reporting Requirements of Entities that Accept Political Money but are not Political Committees Vetoed - Executive
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5/25/13 HB 535 Requires State Agencies to Promote and Give Preference to Goods Manufactured in Texas Vetoed - Executive
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5/24/13 SB 864 Reduces Required Hours for Concealed Handgun License Training Signed - Executive
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5/24/13 SB 376 Establishes a Free Breakfast Program for Students Signed - Executive
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7/19/11 SB 8 Management and Operation of Public Schools Signed - Executive
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7/19/11 SB 1 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Signed - Executive
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7/19/11 SB 7 Health Care Signed - Executive
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7/18/11 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 167 Relating to the Expunction of Arrest Records After a Pardon Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 40 Relating to the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 3125 Relating to Unauthorized Duplication of Recordings Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2997 Relating to the Urban Farming Pilot Program Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 1807 Relating to the Composition of the 444th Judicial District Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2996 Relating to the Texas Urban Agricultural Innovation Authority Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2889 Relating to Arrest Records Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2608 Relating to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2499 Relating to the Department of Information Resources Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2327 Relating to Bus-Only Lanes Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 1768 Relating to Regulation of Roadside Vendors Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 335 Implementation of Health Care Laws Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 397 Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 990 Homestead Preservation Reinvestment Zones Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Signed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Signed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 1429 Relating to Residential Tenants Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 1616 Relating to Political Contributions Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 978 Relating to the Dissolution of County Water Improvement Districts Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 408 Relating to the Inspection of Watercraft Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 2972 Relating to Sales Taxes for Street Maintenance Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 1035 Relating to Motor Vehicle Titles Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 SB 191 Relating to the Texas Medical Board Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 242 Prohibits Texting While Driving Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/17/11 HB 992 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
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5/31/11 HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax Vetoed - Executive
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5/28/11 SB 420 Eligibility for Indigent Health Care Signed - Executive
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5/27/11 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Signed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 1206 Relating to Parole Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 686 Allowing Natural Gas Pipelines in Certain Rights of Way Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SCR 59 Approval for MBP Corp. Lawsuit Against Board of Trustees of Galveston Wharves Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 1440 Amendments Related to Child Abuse Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 2820 Professional Services Definition Expansion Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 2692 Austin Price Plan for Multifamily Developments Near Commuter Rail Stations Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 4685 Titus County Court Jurisdiction Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 4068 Relating to Authority During Disasters Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3983 Property Tax Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 2656 Teacher Retirement System Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3515 Relating to Punishment for Barratry Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 2142 Toll Road Marketing Limits Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3485 Relating to Certain Governmental Functions Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3202 Land Transfer from Texas Department of Criminal Justice Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HCR 252 Request to Create Governor's Task Force on Horse and Greyhound Racing Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 130 Grant Program for Pre-Kindergarten Education Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 1343 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 1457 Voter Registration Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3481 Relating to Expunction of Criminal Records Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3346 Eminent Domain Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 518 Student Loan Repayment Assistance Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 3148 Sex Offender Registration Requirement Exceptions Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 2888 Fund Transfer to Finance Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Grant Program Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 2468 Relating to County and Municipal Lobbying Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 2141 Relating to Lawsuits Against Engineers and Architects Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 1760 Ordering Creation of Texas Save and Match Program Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 223 Allowing Gubernatorial Pardons to Persons who Received Deferred Adjudication Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 1293 Life Insurance Disclosure Requirements Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 103 Student Health Benefit Plan Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 978 Relating to Public Improvement Districts Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 2558 Relating to Beer and Malt Beverage Tastings Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 488 Relating to "Vulnerable Road Users" Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 2325 Confidentiality of Certain State Commission on Judicial Conduct Activities Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 2169 Austin Community Planning Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 434 Transit Bus Highway Shoulder Use Pilot Program Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 821 Relating to Television Recycling Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 175 Capping Automatic College Admissions Signed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
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6/19/09 SB 956 Establishing a Public Law School in Dallas Signed - Executive
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6/19/09 HB 537 Increase Required Age for Seatbelts Signed - Executive
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5/27/09 HB 1736 Increasing Wrongful Conviction Compensation Signed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3084 Relating to the municipal street maintenance sales tax. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1179 Relating to procurements by the Texas Lottery Commission. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1092 Relating to the prosecution of an offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 960 Relating to the administration of exit-level state assessment instruments to transfer students who are dependents of military personnel. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 44 Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 447 Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction projects and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2265 Relating to the prizes awarded in a progressive bingo game. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2103 Relating to a pilot program to award scholarships to certain correctional officers enrolled at Sam Houston State University. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2087 Relating to a restriction on the frequency with which a county, municipality, or junior college district may hold a petition-initiated election on whether to establish a limitation on ad valorem taxes imposed by the county ... Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 8 Punishment of Sex Offenders Signed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3619 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3352 Relating to municipal civil service for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3281 Relating to the recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2990 Relating to use of certain electronic monitoring technology in certain correctional facilities by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 15 Supplemental Appropriations Bill. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 1735 Relating to the effect of a charter provision relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages off-premise consumption on a subsequent local option election. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 1234 Relating to the five-year master plan for higher education in this state. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 1053 Relating to assessing the quality and effectiveness of academic advising services offered by public institutions of higher education. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB1097 Relating to the penalties for the offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 718 Relating to the route selection for the Trans-Texas Corridor. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 4123 Relating to the territory included in, and the validation of acts of, the Greater Southeast Management District. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 4113 Relating to the Buffalo Bayou Management District. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3647 Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2713 Relating to an interim study concerning the state's demand for electric generation capacity, the development of a long-term energy plan, and the effects on the environment of electric generating facilities. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2646 Relating to the award of stipends to nationally certified classroom teachers under the educator excellence awards program. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 711 Relating to the use of TexasOnline by businesses to apply and pay for certain permits. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 SB 182 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 4091 Relating to the Harris County Improvement District 6. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 4065 Relating to the establishment by the Workforce Commission of a pilot program to provide grants for the construction of certain facilities for job training and employment services. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3934 Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program at Alamo Community College. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3609 Relating to membership and service credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain retired employees. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3457 Relating to a school bus idling near a public school or school event. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 3200 Relating to the computation of certain funding for community supervision and corrections departments. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2622 Relating to eligibility of board members of certain rapid transit authorities to receive insurance benefits. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1503 Relating to allowing certain assistant district and county attorneys to carry weapons. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1129 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 541 Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Department of Criminal Justice on parole or mandatory supervision. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 317 Relating to the student enrollment required for the issuance of certain revenue bonds for facilities at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 48 Relating to distributions from the employment and training investment holding fund. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 47 Institutional division of the Department of Criminal Justice. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 2006 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1427 Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1205 Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 738 Relating to an exemption from Texas Commission on Fire Protection training requirements for certain aircraft fire fighting and rescue fire protection personnel. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 544 Relating to reduced tuition and fees for certain junior college district students who reside outside of the district. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 CSHB 1 2008-2009 Budget Signed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1687 Relating to the information that must be included on the face of an appeal bond. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1667 Relating to the amount of the fee for issuing certain alcoholic beverage permits. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1519 Relating to including within the offense of barratry and solicitation of professional employment certain solicitations made during certain periods. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 1023 Relating to grants made by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 971 Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer. Vetoed - Executive
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6/15/07 HB 589 Relating to the student enrollment required for Texas A&M University--Central Texas to operate as a general academic teaching institution. Vetoed - Executive
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6/08/07 CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Signed - Executive
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5/25/07 HB 770 Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide notice to certain persons of the right to vote. Vetoed - Executive
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5/18/07 HCR 230 Instructing the enrolling clerk to make changes to HB 1892. Vetoed - Executive
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5/18/07 HB 1892 Relating to the authority of certain counties and other entities with respect to certain transportation projects; providing penalties. Vetoed - Executive
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3/27/07 CSSB 378 Deadly Force in Self-Defense Signed - Executive
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