Bill Text: TX HB2450  20192020  86th Legislature  Introduced
Bill Title: Relating to the requirement that certain political subdivisions hold elections on uniform election dates.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 10)
Status: (Introduced) 20190415  Left pending in committee [HB2450 Detail]
Download: Texas2019HB2450Introduced.html
86R7987 SRSD  
By: Oliverson  H.B. No. 2450 




relating to the requirement that certain political subdivisions  
hold elections on uniform election dates.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:  
SECTION 1. Section 41.001(b), Election Code, is amended to  
read as follows:  
(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to:  
(1) a runoff election;  
(2) an election to resolve a tie vote;  
(3) an election held under an order of a court or other  
tribunal;  
(4) an emergency election ordered under Section  
41.0011;  
(5) an expedited election to fill a vacancy in the  
legislature held under Section 203.013;  
(6) an election ordered by the governor or by an  
authority of a county, city, or independent school district and  
held under a statute that expressly provides that the requirement  
of Subsection (a) does not apply to the election; or  
(7) the initial election of the members of the  
governing body of a newly incorporated city.  
SECTION 2. Subchapter A, Chapter 41, Election Code, is  
amended by adding Section 41.0051 to read as follows:  
Sec. 41.0051. ELECTION TO ISSUE BONDS. Notwithstanding any  
other law, an election for the issuance of bonds by a political  
subdivision, other than a county, an independent school district,  
or a city, shall be held on a uniform election date.  
SECTION 3. Section 41.0052(a), Election Code, is amended to  
read as follows:  
(a) The governing body of a political subdivision, other  
than a county, an independent school district, or a city [ 



a date other than a [ 

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which it holds its general election for officers to a [ 

uniform election date.  
SECTION 4. Section 262.005(e), Health and Safety Code, is  
amended to read as follows:  
(e) [ 





provide for voting for or against the proposition: "Dissolution of  
the (name of the authority)."  
SECTION 5. Section 377.021(g), Local Government Code, is  
amended to read as follows:  
(g) In the order calling the election, the municipality may  
provide for the district boundaries to conform automatically to any  
changes in the boundaries of the portion of the municipality or the  
municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction included in the  
district, and the election shall be held on one of the [ 

uniform election dates under Section 41.001, Election Code.  
SECTION 6. Section 1015.301(c), Special District Local Laws  
Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(c) The board shall order an election if the board receives  
a petition requesting an election that is signed by at least 10  
percent of the registered voters in the district. The board shall  
order the election to be held on the first uniform election date  
that allows sufficient time to comply with any requirements of law  
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SECTION 7. Section 1076.051(c), Special District Local Laws  
Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(c) Unless fouryear terms are established under Section  
285.081, Health and Safety Code:  
(1) trustees serve twoyear terms;  
(2) trustees who represent oddnumbered precincts and  
the trustee elected at large are elected in oddnumbered years;  
(3) trustees who represent evennumbered precincts  
are elected in evennumbered years; and  
(4) a trustee's election shall be held each year on the  
May uniform election date prescribed by Section 41.001, Election  
Code[ 

SECTION 8. Section 1091.301(c), Special District Local Laws  
Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(c) The board shall order an election under this section if  
the board receives a petition requesting an election that is signed  
by at least 300 registered district voters according to the most  
recent official list of registered voters. The board shall order  
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that allows sufficient time to comply with any requirements of law  
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SECTION 9. Section 1098.051(c), Special District Local Laws  
Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(c) A directors' election shall be held annually on the May  
uniform election date prescribed by Section 41.001, Election Code[ 



SECTION 10. Section 1101.051(c), Special District Local  
Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(c) An election shall be held in each evennumbered year on  
the May uniform election date prescribed under Section 41.001,  
Election Code, [ 

appropriate number of directors.  
SECTION 11. Section 1102.051(b), Special District Local  
Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(b) Unless fouryear terms are established under Section  
285.081, Health and Safety Code:  
(1) directors serve twoyear terms; and  
(2) an election shall be held annually on the May  
uniform election date prescribed under Section 41.001, Election  
Code[ 

SECTION 12. Section 1104.301(c), Special District Local  
Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(c) If the board receives a petition requesting an election  
that is signed by at least 10 percent of the registered voters of  
the district, according to the most recent official list of  
registered voters, the board shall order an election to be held.  
The election shall be called on the first uniform election date that  
allows sufficient time to comply with any requirements of law [ 





SECTION 13. Section 3813.052(a), Special District Local  
Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(a) The board shall hold an election of directors for  
positions four and five in each evennumbered year on a [ 

uniform election date [ 

Election Code.  
SECTION 14. Section 8844.104, Special District Local Laws  
Code, is amended to read as follows:  
Sec. 8844.104. ELECTION DATE. Each oddnumbered year, the  
board shall hold an election in the district on the uniform election  
date in May to elect the appropriate number of directors. [ 



SECTION 15. Section 11010.005(h), Special District Local  
Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(h) If the governing body of the local government, before  
the proposed effective date of the order, receives a petition  
calling for an election on the question of authorizing the addition  
of the local government to the authority as a sponsor that is signed  
by at least 10 percent of the local government's registered voters,  
the governing body shall order a special election on the question.  
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SECTION 16. Section 451.071(f), Transportation Code, is  
amended to read as follows:  
(f) A referendum on a proposal to expand a system approved  
under this section shall [ 

Section 41.001, Election Code, [ 



(1) the referendum is held no earlier than the 62nd day  
after the date of the order; and  
(2) the proposed expansion involves the addition of  
not more than 12 miles of track to the system.  
SECTION 17. Section 63.089(a), Water Code, is amended to  
read as follows:  
(a) An election shall be held in the district on the [ 



of each even numbered year to elect the three commissioners.  
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SECTION 18. Section 65.103(d), Water Code, is amended to  
read as follows:  
(d) [ 





the ballot.  
SECTION 19. (a) Section 60.032(c), Agriculture Code, is  
repealed.  
(b) The following provisions of the Health and Safety Code  
are repealed:  
(1) Section 262.032(e);  
(2) Section 282.122(d);  
(3) Sections 286.023(g) and (h);  
(4) Section 286.101(f); and  
(5) Section 286.102(c).  
(c) The following provisions of the Special District Local  
Laws Code are repealed:  
(1) Section 21.055(b);  
(2) Section 1001.154(f);  
(3) Section 1001.201(c);  
(4) Sections 1001.251(b) and (c);  
(5) Section 1002.201(f);  
(6) Section 1004.151(f);  
(7) Section 1004.171(f);  
(8) Sections 1004.303(f) and (g);  
(9) Section 1008.151(f);  
(10) Section 1012.203(b);  
(11) Section 1012.301(e);  
(12) Section 1013.301(e);  
(13) Section 1015.301(e);  
(14) Section 1018.301(e);  
(15) Section 1020.351(d);  
(16) Sections 1023.301(c1) and (e);  
(17) Section 1024.253(d);  
(18) Sections 1025.301(d) and (f);  
(19) Sections 1027.301(c1) and (e);  
(20) Section 1030.301(d);  
(21) Section 1031.301(e);  
(22) Section 1032.301(e);  
(23) Section 1033.301(e);  
(24) Section 1034.253(d);  
(25) Section 1035.155(b);  
(26) Section 1036.401(e);  
(27) Section 1038.301(e);  
(28) Section 1039.118;  
(29) Sections 1043.301(c1) and (e);  
(30) Section 1045.253(d);  
(31) Section 1046.007;  
(32) Section 1048.301(e);  
(33) Section 1050.301(e);  
(34) Section 1052.301(e);  
(35) Section 1056.301(e);  
(36) Section 1059.301(e);  
(37) Section 1062.301(e);  
(38) Section 1067.301(e);  
(39) Section 1068.253(f);  
(40) Section 1069.154(d);  
(41) Section 1072.021(e);  
(42) Section 1072.301(e);  
(43) Section 1073.301(e);  
(44) Section 1073.351(f);  
(45) Section 1076.301(e);  
(46) Sections 1081.301(d) and (f);  
(47) Section 1083.301(d);  
(48) Section 1084.301(e);  
(49) Section 1088.301(e);  
(50) Section 1091.301(e);  
(51) Sections 1094.151(b) and (d);  
(52) Section 1095.117;  
(53) Section 1098.301(e);  
(54) Section 1100.151(d);  
(55) Section 1100.351(d);  
(56) Section 1101.253(d);  
(57) Section 1101.254(g);  
(58) Section 1101.301(d);  
(59) Section 1102.301(f);  
(60) Section 1104.253(d);  
(61) Section 1104.301(e);  
(62) Section 1108.203(d);  
(63) Section 1109.301(e);  
(64) Section 1115.116;  
(65) Section 1116.253(h);  
(66) Section 1116.304(b);  
(67) Section 1116.351(g);  
(68) Section 1120.021(d);  
(69) Section 1120.301(e);  
(70) Section 1121.021(d);  
(71) Section 1121.301(e);  
(72) Section 1122.021(d);  
(73) Section 1122.2521(e);  
(74) Section 1122.301(e);  
(75) Section 3818.107;  
(76) Section 6606.102(b);  
(77) Section 6607.102(b);  
(78) Section 8112.023(b);  
(79) Section 8113.023(b);  
(80) Section 8114.023(b);  
(81) Section 8115.023(b);  
(82) Section 8116.023(b);  
(83) Section 8117.023(b);  
(84) Section 8118.023(b);  
(85) Section 8119.023(b);  
(86) Section 8120.023(b);  
(87) Section 8132.023(c);  
(88) Section 8185.023(b);  
(89) Section 8200.002;  
(90) Section 8201.002;  
(91) Section 8202.002;  
(92) Section 8368.004;  
(93) Section 8852.023(b); and  
(94) Section 8870.006(c).  
(d) Section 441.030(b), Transportation Code, is repealed.  
(e) The following provisions of the Water Code are repealed:  
(1) Section 51A.007;  
(2) Section 62.1071(g); and  
(3) Section 63.089(b).  
SECTION 20. This Act applies only to an election ordered on  
or after the effective date of this Act. An election ordered before  
the effective date of this Act is governed by the law as it existed  
immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is  
continued in effect for that purpose.  
SECTION 21. This Act takes effect September 1, 2019. 