Bill Text: TX HB574 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the creation of criminal offenses involving elections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 35-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-13 - Senate Amendments Analysis distributed [HB574 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB574-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Bonnen, et al. (Senate Sponsor - Taylor) H.B. No. 574
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 19, 2021;
  April 21, 2021, read first time and referred to Committee on State
  Affairs; May 5, 2021, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
  Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 6, Nays 3; May 5, 2021, sent
  to printer.)
 
  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 574 By:  Hughes
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the creation of criminal offenses involving elections.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 276, Election Code, is amended by adding
  Section 276.014 to read as follows:
         Sec. 276.014.  OTHER ELECTION OFFENSES.  (a)  A person
  commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally makes
  any effort to:
               (1)  count votes the person knows are invalid or alter a
  report to include votes the person knows are invalid; or
               (2)  refuse to count valid votes or alter a report to
  exclude valid votes.
         (b)  An offense under this section is a felony of the second
  degree.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
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