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  H.B. No. 3069
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to streamlining voter reregistration across county lines.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 15.052(a) and (b), Election Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The officially prescribed form for a confirmation
  notice must include:
               (1)  a statement that, if the voter fails to submit to
  the registrar a written, signed response confirming the voter's
  current residence on or before the 30th day after the date the
  confirmation notice is mailed:
                     (A)  the voter is subject to submission of a
  statement of residence before the voter may be accepted for voting
  in an election held after that deadline; or
                     (B)  for a notice delivered under Section 14.023,
  the voter will remain subject to submission of a statement of
  residence before the voter may be accepted for voting in an
  election; [and]
               (2)  a warning that the voter's registration is subject
  to cancellation if the voter fails to confirm the voter's current
  residence either by notifying the registrar in writing or voting on
  a statement of residence before November 30 following the second
  general election for state and county officers that occurs after
  the date the confirmation notice is mailed; and
               (3)  a statement that the voter must include all of the
  required information on the official confirmation notice response
  form.
         (b)  The official confirmation notice response form must:
               (1)  provide spaces for the voter to include all of the
  information that a person must include in an application to
  register to vote under Section 13.002; and
               (2)  be postage prepaid and preaddressed for delivery
  to the registrar.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 15.053(a) and (c), Election Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Not later than the 30th day after the date a
  confirmation notice is mailed, the voter shall submit to the
  registrar a written, signed response to the notice that confirms
  the voter's current residence. The response must contain all of the
  information that a person must include in an application to
  register to vote under Section 13.002.
         (c)  The registrar shall act on the response in accordance
  with Section 13.072 and retain the response on file with the voter's
  registration application.
         SECTION 3.  Section 63.0011(c), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  Before being accepted for voting, the voter must execute
  and submit to an election officer a statement including:
               (1)  a statement that the voter satisfies the
  applicable residence requirements prescribed by Subsection (b);
               (2)  all of the information that a person must include
  in an application to register to vote under Section 13.002 [the
  voter's residence address or, if the residence has no address, the
  address at which the voter receives mail and a concise description
  of the location of the voter's residence]; and
               (3)  [the month, day, and year of the voter's birth;
  and
               [(4)]  the date the statement is submitted to the
  election officer.
         SECTION 4.  Not later than September 1, 2009, the secretary
  of state shall prescribe:
               (1)  official forms for a confirmation notice and
  confirmation notice response that meet the requirements of Section
  15.052, Election Code, as amended by this Act; and
               (2)  a form that may be used for the statement of
  residence that meets the requirements of Section 63.0011(c),
  Election Code, as amended by this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3069 was passed by the House on May
  15, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3069 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor