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  H.B. No. 929
  relating to the time for returning ballots mailed by certain
  federal postcard applicants.
         SECTION 1.  Section 67.003(b), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), each local
  canvassing authority shall convene to conduct the local canvass at
  the time set by the canvassing authority's presiding officer [For
  an election held on the uniform election date in May, the
  local     canvass must occur] not later than the 11th day after
  election day and not earlier than the later of:
               (1)  the third day after election day;
               (2)  the date on which the early voting ballot board has
  verified and counted all provisional ballots, if a provisional
  ballot has been cast in the election; or
               (3)  the date on which all timely received ballots cast
  from addresses outside of the United States are counted, if a ballot
  to be voted by mail in the election was provided to a person outside
  of the United States.
         SECTION 2.  Section 101.057, Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 101.057.  RETURN OF VOTED BALLOT. (a)  A ballot voted
  under this subchapter may be returned to the early voting clerk by
  mail, common or contract carrier, or courier.
         (b)  A ballot voted by a voter described by Section
  101.001(2)(A) or (B) shall be counted if the ballot arrives at the
  address on the carrier envelope not later than the sixth day after
  the date of the election, except that if that date falls on a
  Saturday, Sunday, or legal state or national holiday, then the
  deadline is extended to the next regular business day.
         SECTION 3.  Section 67.003(a), Election Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 929 was passed by the House on May 11,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 7, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 929 on May 27, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 6, 2
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 929 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________