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  H.B. No. 1256
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to requiring the posting of notice of voter complaint
  information at a polling place.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 62, Election Code, is amended by adding
  Section 62.0112 to read as follows:
         Sec. 62.0112.  NOTICE OF VOTER COMPLAINT INFORMATION. (a)
  At one or more locations in the polling place easily visible to
  voters, the presiding judge shall post notice in a form prescribed
  by the secretary of state that informs voters of who to call or
  write to if a voter has a complaint about the conduct of the
  election.
         (b)  The title of the notice must read "Voter Complaint
  Information" and must be printed in at least 100-point Times New
  Roman font.  The notice must:
               (1)  include the telephone number for the voting rights
  hotline established by the secretary of state under Section
  31.0055;
               (2)  include any available telephone number dedicated
  to reporting complaints about the local election official that is
  administering the election; and
               (3)  include mailing addresses or Internet websites, as
  available, to which voters may direct complaints to the federal,
  state, or local governments about the conduct of elections.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1256 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1256 was passed by the Senate on May
  26, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor