Governor decides fates of bills passed by Legislature

Governor Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, etting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them. By June 1, the last day of the Legislature’s 84th regular session, some 819 House bills and 504 Senate bills earned final passage, plus two House Joint Resolutions and five Senate Joint Resolutions. Unlike bills, which are subject to gubernatorial veto, the voters of Texas will find the seven joint resolutions appearing as proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 3 statewide ballot. By June 4, Abbott had signed 340 bills into law and vetoed two: HB 25, relating to the prescription and dispensation of “opioid antagonist” drugs; and SB 359, relating to the mergency detention of a person with mental illness. Here are 10 examples of signed, approved bills:

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