Bill Text: TX HB241 | 2021 | 87th Legislature 1st Special | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a forensic audit of 2020 election results in certain counties.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 33-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-07-12 - Filed [HB241 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB241-Introduced.html
  87S10405 MLH-D
 
  By: Toth H.B. No. 241
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a forensic audit of 2020 election results in certain
  counties.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Title 16, Election Code, is amended by adding
  Chapter 280 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 280. FORENSIC AUDIT OF 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
         Sec. 280.001.  FORENSIC AUDIT OF 2020 GENERAL ELECTION. (a)
  The governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of
  representatives shall appoint an independent third party to conduct
  a forensic audit of the general election that took place on November
  3, 2020.
         (b)  The independent third party appointed under Subsection
  (a) shall audit every precinct in each county with a population of
  415,000 or more.
         (c)  The audit under this section must begin not later than
  November 1, 2021, and be completed not later than February 1, 2022.
         (d)  Not later than March 1, 2022, the independent third
  party conducting the audit under this section shall submit a report
  to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of
  representatives, and each member of the legislature detailing any
  anomalies or discrepancies in voter data, ballot data, or
  tabulation.
         (e)  This chapter expires April 1, 2022.
         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 on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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