Bill Text: TX HB2962 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to municipal authority to prohibit police or fire department employees from signing certain employment petitions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-31 - Left pending in committee [HB2962 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2962-Introduced.html
  87R10648 SGM-F
 
  By: Muñoz, Jr. H.B. No. 2962
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to municipal authority to prohibit police or fire
  department employees from signing certain employment petitions.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 150, Local Government Code, is amended
  by adding Subchapter Z to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER Z. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
         Sec. 150.901.  AUTHORITY TO PROHIBIT POLICE OR FIRE
  DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES FROM SIGNING CERTAIN PETITIONS. A
  municipality may not adopt or enforce a charter provision,
  ordinance, policy, or other measure that prohibits an employee of
  the municipality's police or fire department from signing a
  petition authorized by Chapter 142, 143, or 174. 
         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 September 1, 2021.
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