H.B. No. 1509

relating to the requirements for the validity of a signature on certain petitions. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 141.063(a), Election Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) A signature on a petition is valid if: (1) except as otherwise provided by this code, the signer, at the time of signing, is a registered voter of the territory from which the office sought is elected or has been issued a registration certificate for a registration that will become effective in that territory on or before the date of the applicable election; (2) the petition includes the following information with respect to each signer: (A) the signer's residence address; (B) the signer's date of birth or [and] the signer's voter registration number and, if the territory from which signatures must be obtained is situated in more than one county, the county of registration; (C) the date of signing; and (D) the signer's printed name; (3) the part of the petition in which the signature appears contains the affidavit required by Section 141.065; (4) each statement that is required by this code to appear on each page of the petition appears, at the time of signing, on the page on which the signature is entered; and (5) any other applicable requirements prescribed by this code for a signature's validity are complied with. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1509 was passed by the House on April 7, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1509 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor