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                                                                  H.B. No. 2059

relating to the period of voter registration of a person registered by a federal postcard application. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 101.006(a), Election Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) The submission of a federal postcard application that complies with the applicable requirements by an unregistered applicant constitutes registration by the applicant only for the purpose of voting in the election for which a ballot is requested and each election [for a federal office] that occurs on or before the date of the second general election for state and county officers that occurs after the date the application is submitted. SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies only to an applicant who submits a federal postcard application 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. 2059 was passed by the House on May 9, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 2059 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor