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  H.B. No. 1135
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an application to run for political office.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 141.032, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (g) to read as follows:
         (g)  After the filing deadline:
               (1)  a candidate may not amend an application filed
  under Section 141.031; and
               (2)  the authority with whom the application is filed
  may not accept an amendment to an application filed under Section
  141.031.
         SECTION 2.  Section 141.062, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  After the filing deadline:
               (1)  a candidate may not amend a petition in lieu of a
  filing fee submitted with the candidate's application; and
               (2)  the authority with whom the application is filed
  may not accept an amendment to a petition in lieu of a filing fee
  submitted with the candidate's application.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a candidate's application for a place on the ballot that is filed
  on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1135 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1135 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor