Bill Text: TX HB1048 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the use of a county early voting polling place by a political subdivision.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-14 - Effective immediately [HB1048 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1048-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1048
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of a county early voting polling place by a
  political subdivision.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 85.010, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) and amending Subsection (b) to read as
  follows:
         (a-1)  In this section, "eligible county polling place"
  means an early voting polling place, other than a polling place
  established under Section 85.062(e), established by a county.
         (b)  A political subdivision that holds an election
  described by Subsection (a):
               (1)  shall designate as an early voting polling place
  for the election an eligible county [any early voting] polling
  place[, other than a polling place established under Section
  85.062(e), established by the county and] located in the political
  subdivision; and
               (2)  may not designate as an early voting polling place
  a location other than an eligible county polling place unless each
  eligible county polling place located in the political subdivision
  is designated as an early voting polling place by the political
  subdivision.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1048 was passed by the House on April
  9, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1048 on May 23, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0,
  1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1048 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor       
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