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Texas Legislature 2019

Abbott vetoes popular domestic violence bill because of an unrelated provision about radioactive waste fees

The bill would have required domestic violence survivors to be notified when offenders are released on bond. But the Republican governor nixed the legislation over a provision by Democratic state Rep. Poncho Nevárez that would have delayed a West Texas waste facility's increase in state fees.

State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, on the House floor on May 1, 2019.

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Criminal justice Environment 86th Legislative Session Alfonso "Poncho" Nevárez Greg Abbott Lois Kolkhorst