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  H.B. No. 2559
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to public inspection of mail ballot applications.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 86.014(a), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A copy of an application for a ballot to be voted by mail
  is not available for public inspection, except to the voter seeking
  to verify that the information pertaining to the voter is accurate,
  until the first business day after the election day of the earliest
  [latest] occurring election for which the application is submitted.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2559 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2559 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor