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 day. (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 Approved: ______________________________ Date ______________________________ Governor