Bill Text: TX HB2025 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to certain statutes and governmental actions that relate to the federal census.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-15 - Effective immediately [HB2025 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2025-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 2025
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain statutes and governmental actions that relate
  to the federal census.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 2058.001(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  A governmental entity shall recognize and act on a
  published report or count relating to a federal decennial census
  and released by the director of the Bureau of the Census of the
  United States Department of Commerce on the later of:
               (1)  [on] September 1 of the year after the calendar
  year during which the census was taken [if the report or count is
  published on or before that date]; or
               (2)  [on] the first day of the first calendar month
  occurring after the 150th day after the date of the [its]
  publication of the report or count [if the report or count is
  published after September 1 of the year after the calendar year
  during which the census was taken].
         SECTION 2.  Section 2058.002, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (c), (d), and (e) to read as follows:
         (c)  Nothing in this chapter prohibits the legislature from
  acting on published reports and counts described by Section
  2058.001(b) and relating to the 2020 federal decennial census,
  regardless of the date the reports or counts are published.
         (d)  Notwithstanding any other law, the commissioners court
  of a county may act on published reports or counts described by
  Section 2058.001(b) and relating to the 2020 federal decennial
  census, and any information provided by the state relating to
  redistricting based on those reports or counts, in carrying out the
  commissioners court's duties under Chapter 42, Election Code, with
  respect to establishing or changing election precincts, regardless
  of the date the reports or counts are published or the information
  is provided or any required period for those duties as provided by
  law.
         (e)  This subsection and Subsections (c) and (d) expire
  September 1, 2023. 
         SECTION 3.  Chapter 2058, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Section 2058.0021 to read as follows:
         Sec. 2058.0021.  APPLICABILITY OF 2010 FEDERAL CENSUS;
  TEMPORARY PROVISION. (a) Except as expressly provided by other law
  and notwithstanding the definition of "population" in Sections
  311.005 and 312.011, a statute that applies to a political
  subdivision having a certain population according to the most
  recent federal census:
               (1)  continues to apply to the same political
  subdivisions to which the statute applied under the 2010 federal
  census, regardless of whether the political subdivisions continue
  to have the population prescribed by the statute according to the
  2020 federal census; and
               (2)  does not apply to a political subdivision to which
  the statute did not apply under the 2010 federal census, regardless
  of whether the political subdivision has the population prescribed
  by the statute according to the 2020 federal census. 
         (b)  This section expires September 1, 2023.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2025 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 1, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2025 on May 28, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0,
  1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2025 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 25, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor       
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