H.B. No. 791
  relating to allowing individuals appointed to state office to file
  required financial statements by certified mail.
         SECTION 1.  Section 572.0291, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 572.0291.  ELECTRONIC FILING REQUIRED.  (a)  Except as
  provided by Subsection (b), a [A] financial statement filed with
  the commission must be filed by computer diskette, modem, or other
  means of electronic transfer, using computer software provided by
  the commission or computer software that meets commission
  specifications for a standard file format.
         (b)  An individual who was appointed to office and who is
  required to file a financial statement with the commission under
  this subchapter may file the financial statement by certified mail.  
  The filing by mail must be in compliance with Section 572.029.
         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, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 791 was passed by the House on April
  13, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 791 on May 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 791 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 16, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________