THE GOVERNOR

Appointments

Appointments for June 16, 2022

Appointed as Chief Administrative Law Judge for a term to expire May 15, 2024, Kristofer S. "Kris" Monson of Driftwood, Texas (Mr. Monson is being reappointed).

Appointments for June 17, 2022

Appointed as Judge of the 256th Judicial District, Dallas County, for a term until December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified, Michael G. "Mike" Lee of Dallas, Texas (replacing Judge David Lopez of Dallas, who resigned).

Appointed as the Commander of the Texas State Guard for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Anthony Woods of Frisco, Texas (replacing Robert J. Bodisch, Sr. of Round Rock).

Appointments for June 21, 2022

Appointed as Presiding Judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a term to expire four years from the date of qualification, David L. Evans of Fort Worth, Texas (Judge Evans is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees for a term to expire December 31, 2027, Charles C. "Chris" Davis of Alto, Texas (Judge Davis is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees for a term to expire December 31, 2027, Samuel G. "Sammy" Farias of Beeville, Texas (replacing Christopher T. "Chris" Hill of McKinney, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees for a term to expire December 31, 2027, Deborah M. Hunt of Georgetown, Texas (Ms. Hunt is being reappointed).

Appointments for June 22, 2022

Appointed to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors for a term to expire July 1, 2027, Kevin M. Robnett of Fort Worth, Texas (replacing Linda S. Foster-Smith of Georgetown, whose term expired).

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3908

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties; and

WHEREAS, those same conditions continue to exist in these counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for the counties listed above.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency's emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 16th day of June, 2022.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3909

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on May 31, 2021, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico border posed an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for a number of Texas counties and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; and

WHEREAS, I amended the aforementioned proclamation in a number of subsequent proclamations, including to modify the list of affected counties and therefore declare a state of disaster for those counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; and

WHEREAS, the certified conditions continue to exist and pose an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster as set forth in the prior proclamations;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster. All orders, directions, suspensions, and authorizations provided in the Proclamation of May 31, 2021, as amended and renewed in subsequent proclamations, are in full force and effect.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 21st day of June, 2022.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3910

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of Texas; and

WHEREAS, in each subsequent month effective through today, I have issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all Texas counties; and

WHEREAS, I have issued executive orders and suspensions of Texas laws in response to COVID-19, aimed at protecting the health and safety of Texans and ensuring an effective response to this disaster; and

WHEREAS, a state of disaster continues to exist in all counties due to COVID-19;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for all counties in Texas.

Pursuant to Section 418.017, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency's emergency response that is necessary to cope with this declared disaster, I hereby suspend such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster for that limited purpose.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 21st day of June, 2022.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3911

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas were voted on in the Constitutional Amendment Special Election held on May 7, 2022; and

WHEREAS, on June 2, 2022, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, did certify the tabulation prepared by the Secretary of State and issued a proclamation on that same day; and

WHEREAS, this proclamation supersedes the proclamation issued on June 2, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the tabulation and total of the votes cast for and against each proposed amendment established that the voters of the State of Texas adopted the following two proposed amendments by a majority vote, to wit:

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 1, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 2, 87th Legislature, Second Called Session, 2021, authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 2, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 2, 87th Legislature, Third Called Session, 2021, increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 23rd day of June, 2022.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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