Texas Legislative Session – June 5

5 06 2009

As of today, it appears that roughly 85 bills have passed through the Texas Legislature and have been sent to the Governor for his signature or veto.    Except in the case of a bill sent to the governor within 10 days of final adjournment, upon receiving a bill, the governor has 10 days in which to sign the bill, veto it, or allow it to become law without a signature. If the governor elects to veto the bill and the legislature is still in session, the bill is returned to the chamber in which it originated with an explanation of the governor’s objections.

A two-thirds majority in each chamber is required to override the veto. If the governor neither vetoes nor signs the bill within the allotted time, the bill becomes law. If a bill is sent to the governor within 10 days of final adjournment, the governor has until 20 days after final adjournment to sign the bill, veto it, or allow it to become law without a signature.

 I have prepared a listing of the emergency management related bills.  For the listing:  billreport 6-05-09   You can go online to Texas Legislature Online http://www.legis.state.tx.us/ to see if your bills of interest were signed, vetoed or filed without signature.

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