Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 429 as passed by the Eighty-Third Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
SB 429 would create another law to address an issue judges already have the ability to address. The Texas Family Code already authorizes judges in suits affecting the parent-child relationship to consider whether a child custody or child support order is appropriate to protect the child's best interest.
Since the Eighty-Third 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 14th day of June, 2013.
Governor of Texas