Bill Text: TX HB529 | 2011-2012 | 82nd Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates for president or vice-president of the United States.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 24-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2011-04-20 - Left pending in committee [HB529 Detail]

Download: Texas-2011-HB529-Introduced.html
  82R3389 JRJ-D
 
  By: Berman H.B. No. 529
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates
  for president or vice-president of the United States.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 192.033, Election Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (c) or (d), the
  secretary of state shall certify in writing for placement on the
  general election ballot the names of the candidates for president
  and vice-president who are entitled to have their names placed on
  the ballot.
         (d)  The secretary of state may not certify the name of a
  candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has
  presented:
               (1)  the candidate's original birth certificate
  indicating the name of the hospital and the physician of record; or
               (2)  for a candidate whose birth was not documented in
  the manner required by Subdivision (1), a document certifying the
  candidate's birth in the United States.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
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