Bill Text: TX HB1264 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the time for making required reports of deceased residents of this state to a voter registrar and to the secretary of state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 12-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-10 - Committee report printed and distributed [HB1264 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1264-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Bell of Kaufman, et al. H.B. No. 1264
        (Senate Sponsor - Springer)
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 12, 2021;
  April 13, 2021, read first time and referred to Committee on State
  Affairs; May 10, 2021, reported favorably by the following vote:  
  Yeas 7, Nays 0; May 10, 2021, sent to printer.)
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the time for making required reports of deceased
  residents of this state to a voter registrar and to the secretary of
  state.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 16.001(a) and (b), Election Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Each month the local registrar of deaths shall prepare
  an abstract of each death certificate issued in the month for a
  decedent 18 years of age or older who was a resident of the state at
  the time of death.  The local registrar of deaths shall file each
  abstract with the voter registrar of the decedent's county of
  residence and the secretary of state as soon as possible, but not
  later than the seventh [10th] day after the date [of the month
  following the month in which] the abstract is prepared.
         (b)  Each month the clerk of each court having probate
  jurisdiction shall prepare an abstract of each application for
  probate of a will, administration of a decedent's estate, or
  determination of heirship, and each affidavit under Chapter 205,
  Estates Code, that is filed in the month with a court served by the
  clerk.  The clerk shall file each abstract with the voter registrar
  and the secretary of state as soon as possible, but not later than
  the seventh [10th] day after the date [of the month following the
  month in which] the abstract is prepared.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
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