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  H.B. No. 401
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to
  change the date of their general elections.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 41.0052, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  The governing body of a political subdivision, other
  than a county, that holds its general election for officers on a
  date other than the November uniform election date may, not later
  than December 31, 2010, change the date on which it holds its
  general election for officers to the November uniform election
  date.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 401 was passed by the House on April
  9, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 401 was passed by the Senate on May 5,
  2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor