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  H.B. No. 969
  relating to the election of directors of the board of the Ector
  County Hospital District.
         SECTION 1.  Section 1024.053, Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 1024.053.  BALLOT PETITION. A person who wants to have
  the person's name printed on the ballot as a candidate for director
  must file with the board secretary a petition requesting that
  action.  The petition must:
               (1)  be signed by at least 50 registered voters of the
  district as determined by the most recent official list of
  registered voters;
               (2)  be filed not later than 5 p.m. on the 62nd [45th]
  day before the date of the election; and
               (3)  specify the commissioners precinct the candidate
  wants to represent or specify that the candidate wants to represent
  the district at large.
         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, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 969 was passed by the House on April
  26, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 969 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________