Bill Text: TX HB308 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-12 - Filed [HB308 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB308-Introduced.html
  86R2189 SRS-D
 
  By: Bernal H.B. No. 308
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy
  registrars.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 13.048, Election Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 13.048.  [OPTIONAL] PROCEDURE FOR APPOINTMENT OF
  VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR; PROVISION OF TRAINING MATERIALS ON
  SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 13.048(a) and (c), Election Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A county shall [may] adopt a method of appointment for
  volunteer deputy registrars prescribed by the secretary of state or
  developed by the county and approved by the secretary of state under
  this section that provides for the training and examination of
  potential volunteer deputy registrars.
         (c)  Under [A county that has adopted] the method adopted 
  under this section, a county:
               (1)  shall administer the required examination to a
  potential volunteer deputy registrar at any time during the county
  voter registrar's regular business hours; and
               (2)  is not required to hold in-person training
  sessions for potential volunteer deputy registrars.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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