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  H.B. No. 2027
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform
  election date by certain political subdivisions.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 42.002, Election Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (c) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  The county election precincts are the election
  precincts for the following elections:
               (1)  the general election for state and county
  officers;
               (2)  a special election ordered by the governor;
               (3)  a primary election;
               (4)  a countywide election ordered by the commissioners
  court, county judge, or other county authority, except an election
  subject to Section 42.062(2); and
               (5)  as provided by Section 42.0621, any other election
  held by [on the November uniform election date of] a political
  subdivision on a uniform election date[, other than a district that
  is created under Section 52, Article III, or Section 59, Article
  XVI, Texas Constitution, and is located in a county with a
  population of more than 3.3 million or a county adjacent to a county
  with a population of more than 3.3 million].
         (c)  Subsection (a)(5) does not apply to an election held on
  the May uniform election date by a political subdivision that:
               (1)  conducts early voting by personal appearance:
                     (A) at 75 percent or more of its permanent or
  temporary branch polling places on the same days and during the same
  hours as voting is conducted at the main early voting polling place;
  and
                     (B)  at each remaining polling place for at least
  two consecutive days of voting during the early voting period, and
  for at least eight hours on each of the two consecutive days; or
               
               (2)  has not established a permanent or temporary
  branch early voting polling place.
         SECTION 2.  The heading to Section 42.0621, Election Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 42.0621.  PRECINCTS FOR ELECTIONS HELD ON A UNIFORM
  ELECTION DATE [NOVEMBER ELECTION].
         SECTION 3.  Section 42.0621(a), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  In an election held on a [the November] uniform election
  date, the political subdivisions to which Section 42.002(a)(5)
  applies shall use the regular county election precincts.
         SECTION 4.  Section 43.004(b), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  If a political subdivision holds an election on a [the
  November] uniform election date and is required to use the regular
  county election precincts, the political subdivision shall
  designate as the polling places for the election the regular county
  polling places in the county election precincts that contain
  territory from the political subdivision.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2027 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2027 on May 22, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 129, Nays 2,
  3 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2027 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor