I wrote earlier this week about S.B. 2038, which had quietly passed the Legislature by overwhelming margins and would have provided new, confusing rules for courts to apply when construing recodified statutes.

Yesterday, Governor Perry vetoed the bill — apparently his first veto of this legislative session.

The Statesman has an article with lengthy quotes from the Governor’s veto statement. (The statement is not yet on the Governor’s website but should appear soon on this page.)

The Statesman also quotes Senator Duncan as saying he doubts there would be an effort at a legislative override. Given the Legislature’s already full plate in these closing hours of the regular session, that should be little surprise. The support for this bill was wide but not very deep.