S.B. No. 427
relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of
the change in boundaries of a political subdivision and to notice
regarding the location of a polling place.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 42, Election Code, is
amended by adding Section 42.0615 to read as follows:
Sec. 42.0615. NOTICE TO REGISTRAR OF BOUNDARY CHANGE OF
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. A political subdivision that changes its
boundaries or the boundaries of districts used to elect members to
the governing body of the political subdivision shall not later
than the 30th day after the date the change is adopted:
(1) notify the voter registrar of the county in which
the area subject to the boundary change is located of the adopted
boundary change; and
(2) provide the voter registrar with a map of an
adopted boundary change in a format that is compatible with the
mapping format used by the registrar's office.
SECTION 2. (a) Subsection (b), Section 43.061, Election
Code, is amended to read as follows:
(b) If the location of a polling place changes after notice
of an election is given under Section 4.003, the county clerk shall
give notice of the change not later than the earlier of:
(1) 24 hours after the location is changed; or
(2) 72 [
24] hours before the polls open on election
(b) The change in law made by this section applies only to an
election ordered on or after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 427 passed the Senate on
March 31, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
the Senate concurred in House amendments on May 26, 2005, by the
following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 427 passed the House, with
amendments, on May 20, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House