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KP-0048
Ken Paxton

Article 4, section 14 of the Texas Constitution, the Governor may veto items of appropriation, which is a designation of funds for a specific purpose|Governor's veto, if additional funds apart from what was vetoed by the Governor are available, and if authority outside of the vetoed language permits expenditure of those funds for a given purpose, and entity may spend other funds accordingly

KP-0070
Ken Paxton

Executive Order RP-80 is superseded by Government Code section 673.002 with respect to the requirement that all state agencies must verify the employment eligibility of new employees through the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program|Government Code section 673.002 with respect to the requirement that all state agencies must verify the employment eligibility of new employees through the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program|Executive Order RP-80 is not specifically superseded or preempted by Government Code section 673.002 with respect to the verification of employment eligibility of contractors and subcontractors by state agencies under the direction of the Governor

KP-0191
Ken Paxton

Governor's authority to suspend special election procedures in emergency|Governor's authority to call expedited special election in emergency

GA-0578
Greg Abbott

Annual state salary, individuals appointed as judges of newly created 444th and 445th Judicial District courts are entitled to|Payment of state's portion of salaries for individuals who will serve as district judges, commissioners court must approve|Showing of essentiality, degree to which district judges appointed to newly created judicial districts are entitled to supplemental salary payments, office space, and other perquisites of office depends upon a|Annual state salary, individuals appointed as judges of the newly created 444th and 445th Judicial District courts are entitled to|Appointment of judges for the 444th and 445th Judicial District courts, Governor is required to make appointments as vacancy exists in each court

GA-0698
Greg Abbott

Resign to run, legislator that announces candidacy for Governor during the first year of a two-year term is not required to immediately resign from House of Representatives

GA-0754
Greg Abbott

Posthumous pardons, the Texas Constitution does not limit the Governor's authority to grant posthumous pardons as long as all other constitutional requirements are met|To the extent that the Governor was previously advised in an attorney general opinion that Texas case law prohibited him from granting posthumous pardons, it was reasonable for Governor to rely on such advice|Posthumous pardon, the Board is constitutionally authorized to recommend that the Governor grant a|While they are persuasive authority, attorney general opinions are not binding|To the extent that the Governor was previously advised in an opinion that Texas case law prohibited him from issuing a posthumous pardon, it was reasonable for the Governor to rely on such advice

GA-0764
Greg Abbott

District court, duty to provide certain funding for|Appointed judge, taking oath of office\r\n\r\nAppointed judge, length of service\r\n\r\nNewly-created district court, vacancy in\r\n\r\nTerm of office, district judge\r\n\r\nVacancy in, filling|Mandamus, not subject to\r\n\r\nVacancy in district court, authority to fill|Succeeding

DM-0349
Dan Morales

Pardon, person who has completed deferred adjudication community supervision and who has been discharged after dismissal of charges may not receive|Governor may not pardon person who has completed deferred adjudication community supervision and who has been discharged after dismissal of charges|Deferred adjudication community supervision, person who has completed and whose charges have been dismissed is ineligible for pardon

JC-0498
John Cornyn

Gubernatorial records held in alternative depository remain property of state|Gubernatorial records held in alternative depository remain Texas public records subject to Act|Memorandum of understanding or other documentation of transfer of gubernatorial records to alternative depository, Commission is necessary party to|Alternative depository for gubernatorial records, the only power given to governor by statute is that of designating

JC-0501
John Cornyn

Authority to enact laws, impose taxes, raise revenue, and appropriate state funds is vested in legislature rather than the governor; governor may not increase or appropriate motor vehicle registration fees, but, in case of emergency, may act with legislat|State motor vehicle registration fees, Governor may not increase or appropriate but, in case of emergency, may redirect funds already appropriated by the legislature for purposes consistent with article VIII, section 7-a of the Texas Constitution|Motor vehicle registration fees, Governor may not increase or appropriate but, in case of emergency, may act with legislative budget board to redirect funds already appropriated by the legislature for purposes consistent with article VIII, section 7-a of |State motor vehicle registration fees, Governor may not increase or appropriate but, in case of emergency, may redirect funds already appropriated by the legislature for purposes consistent with article VIII, section 7-a of Texas Constitution