Rick Perry

Governor of Texas

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Name: James Richard “Rick” Perry

Office Title: Governor of Texas

First Elected: 11/05/2000

Last Elected: 11/02/2010

Office Address:

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Anita; 2 Children: Griffin, Sydney

Date of Birth: 03/04/1950

Place of Birth: Paint Creek, TX

Home City: Austin, TX

Religion: Methodist


Texas Key Votes
Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 17, 2011 HB 242 Prohibits Texting While Driving Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 27, 2009 HB 1736 Increasing Wrongful Conviction Compensation Signed - Executive Sign
Executive Actions
Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 18, 2013 HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Signed - Executive Sign
June 26, 2013 SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Signed - Executive Sign
June 26, 2013 SB 3 State House Redistricting Signed - Executive Sign
June 26, 2013 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 SB 17 Establishes a Free School Safety Training Program for Certain Employees of a School District Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 3509 Establishes an Independent Board to Oversee the State Endangered Species Program Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 15 Regulates Appointees to the Boards of Institutions of Higher Education Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 3085 Increases the Penalty for Violations of Regulations of Automotive Wreckage and Salvage Yards Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive Line Item Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 3063 Exempts Defense Bases from the Requirement of Establishing Reinvestment Zones Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 1606 Specifies That Tax Liens Cover all Personal Property of a Taxpayer Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 2836 Amends the Texas Education Agency to Promote "Essential Knowldge and Skills" Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 2824 Amends the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 2590 Authorizes an Oil and Gas Lease to Remain in Effect in the Event of Foreclosure Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 2138 Expands the boundaries of the Near Northside Management District Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 1790 Authorizes a Felony to be Recorded as a Misdemeanor if the Defendent Satisfies all Conditions of Parole Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 1511 Authorizes a Municipality to Set Sales and Use Taxes Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 1160 Authorizes the Transfer of a Certificate of Convenience in Municipalities to Provide Water and Sewer Service Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 1025 Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Procedure Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 217 Limits the Beverages that Can be Sold to Students on Public School Campuses Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 1090 Establishes a Texas Task Force in the Rio Grande Valley Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 1982 Expands County Authority Under the Texas Enterprise Zone Act Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 21 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 HB 500 Extends the Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 SB 1907 Authorizes Firearms in Vehicles on College Campuses Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 HB 1009 Establishes School Marshals Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 SB 722 Authorizes a Voter to Communicate Through an Interpreter Selected by the Voter Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 429 Requires Judges to Consider Certain Factors Before Terminating the Parent-Child Relationship Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 227 Authorizes Physicians and Therapeutic Optometrists to Dispense Certain Aesthetic Prescription Drugs Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 219 Amends the Texas Ethics Commission Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Signed - Executive Sign
June 14, 2013 SB 504 Removes the Requirement that Schoolchildren be Screened for Abnormal Spinal Curvature Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 1234 Repeals the Definition of Chronic Truancy as a Criminal Act Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 14, 2013 SB 889 Amends the Membership of the Texas Physician Assistant Board From 3 Physician Assistants to 7 Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 25, 2013 HB 535 Requires State Agencies to Promote and Give Preference to Goods Manufactured in Texas Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 25, 2013 SB 346 Amends Reporting Requirements of Entities that Accept Political Money but are not Political Committees Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 24, 2013 SB 864 Reduces Required Hours for Concealed Handgun License Training Signed - Executive Sign
May 24, 2013 SB 376 Establishes a Free Breakfast Program for Students Signed - Executive Sign
July 19, 2011 SB 7 Health Care Signed - Executive Sign
July 19, 2011 SB 8 Management and Operation of Public Schools Signed - Executive Sign
July 18, 2011 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive Sign
June 17, 2011 HB 992 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 335 Implementation of Health Care Laws Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 397 Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 990 Homestead Preservation Reinvestment Zones Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Signed - Executive Sign
June 17, 2011 HB 242 Prohibits Texting While Driving Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive Line Item Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Signed - Executive Sign
June 17, 2011 HB 1429 Relating to Residential Tenants Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 1616 Relating to Political Contributions Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 1768 Relating to Regulation of Roadside Vendors Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2327 Relating to Bus-Only Lanes Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2499 Relating to the Department of Information Resources Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2608 Relating to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2889 Relating to Arrest Records Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2996 Relating to the Texas Urban Agricultural Innovation Authority Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 1807 Relating to the Composition of the 444th Judicial District Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2997 Relating to the Urban Farming Pilot Program Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 3125 Relating to Unauthorized Duplication of Recordings Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 40 Relating to the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 167 Relating to the Expunction of Arrest Records After a Pardon Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 191 Relating to the Texas Medical Board Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 1035 Relating to Motor Vehicle Titles Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 HB 2972 Relating to Sales Taxes for Street Maintenance Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 408 Relating to the Inspection of Watercraft Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 17, 2011 SB 978 Relating to the Dissolution of County Water Improvement Districts Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 31, 2011 HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 28, 2011 SB 420 Eligibility for Indigent Health Care Signed - Executive Sign
May 27, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Signed - Executive Sign
June 19, 2009 SB 2468 Relating to County and Municipal Lobbying Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 2141 Relating to Lawsuits Against Engineers and Architects Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 1760 Ordering Creation of Texas Save and Match Program Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 223 Allowing Gubernatorial Pardons to Persons who Received Deferred Adjudication Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 1293 Life Insurance Disclosure Requirements Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 103 Student Health Benefit Plan Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 978 Relating to Public Improvement Districts Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 1206 Relating to Parole Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 2558 Relating to Beer and Malt Beverage Tastings Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 488 Relating to "Vulnerable Road Users" Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 2325 Confidentiality of Certain State Commission on Judicial Conduct Activities Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 2169 Austin Community Planning Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 434 Transit Bus Highway Shoulder Use Pilot Program Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 821 Relating to Television Recycling Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 175 Capping Automatic College Admissions Signed - Executive Sign
June 19, 2009 SB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive Sign
June 19, 2009 SB 956 Establishing a Public Law School in Dallas Signed - Executive Sign
June 19, 2009 HB 537 Increase Required Age for Seatbelts Signed - Executive Sign
June 19, 2009 SB 686 Allowing Natural Gas Pipelines in Certain Rights of Way Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3346 Eminent Domain Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3148 Sex Offender Registration Requirement Exceptions Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 2888 Fund Transfer to Finance Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Grant Program Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 518 Student Loan Repayment Assistance Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SCR 59 Approval for MBP Corp. Lawsuit Against Board of Trustees of Galveston Wharves Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 1440 Amendments Related to Child Abuse Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 2820 Professional Services Definition Expansion Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 2692 Austin Price Plan for Multifamily Developments Near Commuter Rail Stations Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 4685 Titus County Court Jurisdiction Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 4068 Relating to Authority During Disasters Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3983 Property Tax Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 2656 Teacher Retirement System Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3515 Relating to Punishment for Barratry Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 2142 Toll Road Marketing Limits Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3485 Relating to Certain Governmental Functions Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3202 Land Transfer from Texas Department of Criminal Justice Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HCR 252 Request to Create Governor's Task Force on Horse and Greyhound Racing Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 130 Grant Program for Pre-Kindergarten Education Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 SB 1343 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 1457 Voter Registration Amendments Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 19, 2009 HB 3481 Relating to Expunction of Criminal Records Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 27, 2009 HB 1736 Increasing Wrongful Conviction Compensation Signed - Executive Sign
June 15, 2007 SB 182 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2646 Relating to the award of stipends to nationally certified classroom teachers under the educator excellence awards program. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2713 Relating to an interim study concerning the state's demand for electric generation capacity, the development of a long-term energy plan, and the effects on the environment of electric generating facilities. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3647 Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 4113 Relating to the Buffalo Bayou Management District. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 4123 Relating to the territory included in, and the validation of acts of, the Greater Southeast Management District. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB 718 Relating to the route selection for the Trans-Texas Corridor. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB1097 Relating to the penalties for the offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB 1053 Relating to assessing the quality and effectiveness of academic advising services offered by public institutions of higher education. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB 1234 Relating to the five-year master plan for higher education in this state. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB 1735 Relating to the effect of a charter provision relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages off-premise consumption on a subsequent local option election. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 15 Supplemental Appropriations Bill. Vetoed - Executive Line Item Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2990 Relating to use of certain electronic monitoring technology in certain correctional facilities by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3281 Relating to the recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3352 Relating to municipal civil service for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3619 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB 960 Relating to the administration of exit-level state assessment instruments to transfer students who are dependents of military personnel. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1092 Relating to the prosecution of an offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1179 Relating to procurements by the Texas Lottery Commission. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3084 Relating to the municipal street maintenance sales tax. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1023 Relating to grants made by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 971 Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 589 Relating to the student enrollment required for Texas A&M University--Central Texas to operate as a general academic teaching institution. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 447 Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction projects and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 CSHB 1 2008-2009 Budget Signed - Executive Line Item Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2103 Relating to a pilot program to award scholarships to certain correctional officers enrolled at Sam Houston State University. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3609 Relating to membership and service credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain retired employees. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3934 Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program at Alamo Community College. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 4065 Relating to the establishment by the Workforce Commission of a pilot program to provide grants for the construction of certain facilities for job training and employment services. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 4091 Relating to the Harris County Improvement District 6. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 SB 711 Relating to the use of TexasOnline by businesses to apply and pay for certain permits. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2087 Relating to a restriction on the frequency with which a county, municipality, or junior college district may hold a petition-initiated election on whether to establish a limitation on ad valorem taxes imposed by the county ... Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2265 Relating to the prizes awarded in a progressive bingo game. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 8 Punishment of Sex Offenders Signed - Executive Sign
June 15, 2007 HB 1519 Relating to including within the offense of barratry and solicitation of professional employment certain solicitations made during certain periods. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1667 Relating to the amount of the fee for issuing certain alcoholic beverage permits. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1687 Relating to the information that must be included on the face of an appeal bond. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 44 Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 544 Relating to reduced tuition and fees for certain junior college district students who reside outside of the district. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 738 Relating to an exemption from Texas Commission on Fire Protection training requirements for certain aircraft fire fighting and rescue fire protection personnel. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1205 Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1427 Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2006 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 47 Institutional division of the Department of Criminal Justice. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 48 Relating to distributions from the employment and training investment holding fund. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 317 Relating to the student enrollment required for the issuance of certain revenue bonds for facilities at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 541 Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Department of Criminal Justice on parole or mandatory supervision. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1129 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of criminal trespass. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 1503 Relating to allowing certain assistant district and county attorneys to carry weapons. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 2622 Relating to eligibility of board members of certain rapid transit authorities to receive insurance benefits. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3200 Relating to the computation of certain funding for community supervision and corrections departments. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 15, 2007 HB 3457 Relating to a school bus idling near a public school or school event. Vetoed - Executive Veto
June 8, 2007 CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Signed - Executive Sign
May 25, 2007 HB 770 Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide notice to certain persons of the right to vote. Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 18, 2007 HB 1892 Relating to the authority of certain counties and other entities with respect to certain transportation projects; providing penalties. Vetoed - Executive Veto
May 18, 2007 HCR 230 Instructing the enrolling clerk to make changes to HB 1892. Vetoed - Executive Veto
March 27, 2007 CSSB 378 Deadly Force in Self-Defense Signed - Executive Sign

Profession: Politician

Education:
Paint Creek High School, 1968 BS, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 1972

Political Experience:
Governor, State of Texas, 2000-present Candidate, United States President, 2012 Lieutenant Governor, State of Texas, 1999-2000 Commissioner of Agriculture, State of Texas, 1990-1998 Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, District 64, 1985-1990

Professional Experience:
Served, United States Air Force, 1972-1977

Non Legislative Committees:

Current Legislative Committees:

Organization:
Chair, Republican Governors Association, present Lifetime Member, American Legion Post 75 Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America Member, National Rifle Association Member, Tarrytown United Methodist Church Former Member, Corps of Cadets

Awards and Publications:
BSA's Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, "The Top Cowboy of Texas" award Rick Perry has written two books: On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For was published in February 2008.[135] In his book, Perry celebrates the positive impact of the organization on the youth of America and criticizes the ACLU for its legal actions against the Boy Scouts of America.[136] His second book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington, was published in November 2010.[137] Perry's second book discusses his support for limited central government. Perry has also written a lecture about the role of the federal government and the military in disaster management titled Federalizing Disaster Response

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