Bill Text: TX SB1112 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to requirements for an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-04 - Left pending in committee [SB1112 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1112-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Bettencourt, et al. S.B. No. 1112
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requirements for an early voting ballot voted by mail;
  creating a criminal offense.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 87, Election Code, is
  amended by adding Section 87.0411 to read as follows:
         Sec. 87.0411.  SUSPENSION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR BALLOT VOTED
  BY MAIL PROHIBITED. (a)  A county clerk, elections administrator,
  early voting clerk, or early voting ballot board may not suspend a
  requirement under Section 87.041(b).
         (b)  A county clerk, elections administrator, or early
  voting clerk who violates this section by suspending a requirement
  under Section 87.041(b)(2) commits an offense. An offense under
  this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.  
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.  For
  purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
  before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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