Bill Text: TX SB155 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 15-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-10 - Committee report sent to Calendars [SB155 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB155-Comm_Sub.html
  87R16221 TSS-D
 
  By: Perry, et al. S.B. No. 155
 
  (Klick, et al.)
 
  Substitute the following for S.B. No. 155:  No.
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and
  nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 18.068(a), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The secretary of state shall quarterly compare the
  information received under Section 16.001 of this code and Sections
  [Section] 62.113 and 62.114, Government Code, to the statewide
  computerized voter registration list. If the secretary determines
  that a voter on the registration list is deceased or has been
  excused or disqualified from jury service because the voter is not a
  citizen or a resident of the county in which the voter is registered
  to vote, the secretary shall send notice of the determination to:
               (1)  the voter registrar of the counties considered
  appropriate by the secretary; and
               (2)  the attorney general, who shall quarterly review
  the information to investigate whether a person has committed an
  offense under Section 13.007 or other law.
         SECTION 2.  Section 62.113(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  On the third business day of each month, the clerk shall
  send a copy of the list of persons excused or disqualified because
  of citizenship in the previous month to:
               (1)  the voter registrar of the county;
               (2)  the secretary of state; and
               (3)  the attorney general and the county or district
  attorney[, as applicable,] for an investigation of whether the
  person committed an offense under Section 13.007, Election Code, or
  other law.
         SECTION 3.  Sections 62.114(b) and (c), Government Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  On the third business day of each month, the clerk shall
  send [to the voter registrar of the county] a copy of the list of
  persons excused or disqualified in the previous month because the
  persons do not reside in the county to:
               (1)  the voter registrar of the county;
               (2)  the secretary of state; and
               (3)  the attorney general and the county or district
  attorney for an investigation of whether the person committed an
  offense under Section 13.007, Election Code, or other law.
         (c)  A list compiled under this section may not be used for a
  purpose other than a purpose described by Subsection (b) or Section
  15.081 or 18.068, Election Code.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2021.
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