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Wednesday, April 27, 2011



********** MAJOR STATE CALENDAR **********

HB 150              Solomons

Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.




C.S.H.B. 150


SECTION 1.  During second reading and third reading consideration of the bill:

                        (a)  No proposed amendment, amendment to the amendment, or substitute amendment changing any district is eligible for consideration unless five copies of an amendment packet prepared by the Texas Legislative Council (TLC) has been submitted to the chief clerk.  The amendment packet is not required to contain a textual description of the amendment but must include:

                                    (1)   maps as prepared by TLC indicating the changes made by the amendment;  and

                                    (2)  standard reports for the amendment prepared by TLC that indicate population, voter data, and incumbent locations for the districts affected by the amendment.

                        (b)  No proposed amendment, amendment to the amendment, or substitute amendment is eligible for consideration if:

                                    (1)  any district in the amendment contains parts that are not contiguous; or

                                    (2)  adoption of the amendment would result in:

                                                (A) any unassigned or overlapping geography in the overall redistricting plan under consideration; or

                                                (B) a number of districts other than 150 in the overall plan.

            SECTION 2.  An amendment packet for each original amendment changing any district that will be offered during second reading consideration of the bill must be filed with the chief clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011.