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  H.B. No. 1996
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain political party officials visiting a primary
  election polling place for administrative purposes.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 172, Election Code, is
  amended by adding Section 172.1113 to read as follows:
         Sec. 172.1113.  COUNTY CHAIR PERMITTED IN POLLING PLACE.
  (a)  In this section, "voting period" means the period beginning
  when the polls open for voting and ending when the polls close or
  the last voter has voted, whichever is later.
         (b)  The county chair of a political party conducting a
  primary election may be in a polling place during the voting period
  as necessary to perform administrative functions related to the
  conduct of the election.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1996 was passed by the House on May 8,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1996 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 1.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor