Bill Text: TX HB2393 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to State Bar of Texas elections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-05-08 - Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar [HB2393 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2393-Comm_Sub.html
  87R20772 YDB-D
 
  By: Davis H.B. No. 2393
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 2393:
 
  By:  Leach C.S.H.B. No. 2393
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to State Bar of Texas elections.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 81.019, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (b) and (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read
  as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsections [Subsection] (c) and
  (d), the officers shall be elected in accordance with rules for the
  election of officers and directors prepared and proposed by the
  supreme court as provided by Section 81.024.
         (c)  The election rules must permit any member's name to be
  printed on the ballot as a candidate for president-elect if a
  written petition requesting that action and signed by at least one
  [five] percent of the membership of the state bar is filed with the
  executive director at least 30 days before the election ballots are
  to be distributed to the membership.
         (d)  The election rules must permit electronic signatures on
  a written petition submitted as provided by Subsection (c).
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Texas Supreme Court shall adopt any rules necessary
  to implement the changes in law made by this Act.
         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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