Bill Text: TX HB530 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-12-14 - Filed [HB530 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB530-Introduced.html
  86R4748 ADM-F
 
  By: Miller H.B. No. 530
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 86.0015(b) and (b-2), Election Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An application described by Subsection (a) is
  considered to be an application for a ballot for each election,
  including any ensuing runoff:
               (1)  in which the applicant is eligible to vote; and
               (2)  that occurs before the earlier of:
                     (A)  except as provided by Subsection (b-2),
  January 1 of the first odd-numbered year after [end of] the calendar
  year in which the application was submitted;
                     (B)  the date the county clerk receives notice
  from the voter registrar under Subsection (f) that the voter has
  changed residence to another county; or
                     (C)  the date the voter's registration is
  canceled.
         (b-2)  An application is considered to be submitted in the
  following calendar year for purposes of this section if:
               (1)  the applicant is eligible to vote in an election
  occurring in January or February of the next calendar year; and
               (2)  the application is submitted in the last 60 days of
  an even-numbered [a] calendar year but not earlier than the 60th day
  before the date of the January or February election.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail received on or
  after January 1, 2019.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2019.
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