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

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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-Introduced.html
  87R547 JCG-D
 
  By: Hunter H.B. No. 2025
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
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.  Subchapter A, 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) 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 3.  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.
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