HB 636

HB 636 is waiting on Governor Abbott to sign, veto or allow it to become law without his signature. We should know the final outcome possibly Monday, May 24; but no later than Tuesday.

On receiving an enrolled bill, the governor has the option to sign it, veto it, or allow it to become law without a signature. The governor has 10 days in which to act. 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 or signs the bill within the allotted time, the bill becomes law