Bill Text: TX HB4048 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the eligibility of populous counties to participate in the countywide polling place program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-15 - Left pending in committee [HB4048 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4048-Introduced.html
  86R13126 GRM-D
 
  By: Klick H.B. No. 4048
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility of populous counties to participate in
  the countywide polling place program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 43.007, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) and amending Subsection (k) to read as
  follows:
         (a-1)  This section applies only to a county with a
  population of less than 400,000. 
         (k)  Each county that previously participated in a program
  under this section is authorized to continue participation in the
  program for future elections described by Subsection (a) if:
               (1)  the commissioners court of the county approves
  participation in the program; [and]
               (2)  the secretary of state determines the county's
  participation in the program was successful; and
               (3)  the county has a population of less than 400,000.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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