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                                                                  H.B. No. 1163




AN ACT
relating to the filing fee for a candidate for certain offices on the general primary election ballot. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 172.024(a), Election Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) The filing fee for a candidate for nomination in the general primary election is as follows: (1) United States senator $5,000 (2) office elected statewide, except United States senator 3,750 (3) United States representative 3,125 (4) state senator 1,250 (5) state representative 750 (6) member, State Board of Education 300 (7) chief justice or justice, court of appeals, other than a justice specified by Subdivision (8) 1,875 (8) chief justice or justice of a court of appeals that serves a court of appeals district in which a county with a population of more than 850,000 is wholly or partly situated 2,500 (9) district judge or judge specified by Section 52.092(d) for which this schedule does not otherwise prescribe a fee 1,500 (10) district or criminal district judge of a court in a judicial district wholly contained in a county with a population of more than 850,000 2,500 (11) judge, statutory county court, other than a judge specified by Subdivision (12) 1,500 (12) judge of a statutory county court in a county with a population of more than 850,000 2,500 (13) district attorney, criminal district attorney, or county attorney performing the duties of a district attorney 1,250 (14) county commissioner, district clerk, county clerk, sheriff, county tax assessor-collector, county treasurer, or judge, constitutional county court: (A) county with a population of 200,000 or more 1,250 (B) county with a population of under 200,000 750 (15) justice of the peace or constable: (A) county with a population of 200,000 or more 1,000 (B) county with a population of under 200,000 375 (16) county surveyor, inspector of hides and animals, or public weigher 75 (17) office of the county government for which this schedule does not otherwise prescribe a fee 750 SECTION 2. The changes in law made by this Act apply 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 certify that H.B. No. 1163 was passed by the House on March 23, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1163 was passed by the Senate on May 18, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor