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  H.B. No. 666
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the elections to which certain applications for a
  ballot to be voted by mail are applicable.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 86, Election Code, is amended by adding
  Section 86.0015 to read as follows:
         Sec. 86.0015.  APPLYING FOR MORE THAN ONE ELECTION IN SAME
  APPLICATION. (a) This section applies only to an application for a
  ballot to be voted by mail that:
               (1)  is submitted to the county clerk indicating the
  ground of eligibility is age or disability; and
               (2)  does not specify the election for which a ballot is
  requested.
         (b)  An application described by Subsection (a) is
  considered to be an application for a ballot for each election in
  which the county clerk serves as early voting clerk and:
               (1)  in which the applicant is eligible to vote; and
               (2)  that occurs before the earlier of:
                     (A)  the end of the calendar year in which the
  application was submitted; or
                     (B)  the date the county clerk receives notice
  from the voter registrar under Subsection (d) that the voter has
  submitted a change in registration information.
         (c)  An application described by Subsection (a) shall be
  preserved for the period for preserving the precinct election
  records for the last election for which the application is
  effective.
         (d)  The voter registrar shall notify the county clerk
  following the receipt of a notice of a change in registration
  information under Section 15.021.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail received on or
  after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2014.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 666 was passed by the House on April
  18, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 666 was passed by the Senate on May 7,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor