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  H.B. No. 357
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the requirements to access the online tracker of an
  application for a ballot to be voted by mail and to the date of
  runoff elections.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 2.025, Election Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (e) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (d) or as otherwise
  provided by this code, a runoff election shall be held on a Saturday
  designated by the secretary of state [not earlier than the 20th or
  later than the 45th day after the date the final canvass of the main
  election is completed].
         (e)  A date designated by the secretary of state under this
  section for a runoff election:
               (1)  must be:
                     (A)  not earlier than the 30th day after the date
  of the main election; and
                     (B)  not later than the 45th day after the date of
  the main election; and
               (2)  may not:
                     (A)  be a national or state holiday under Section
  1.006(f); or
                     (B)  have an early voting period that includes a
  national or state holiday under Section 1.006(f).
         SECTION 2.  Section 86.015(b), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The online tool developed or provided under Subsection
  (a) must require the voter to provide, before permitting the voter
  to access information described by that subsection:
               (1)  the voter's name and date of birth [registration
  address] and the last four digits of the voter's social security
  number; and
               (2)  the voter's:
                     (A)  driver's license number; or
                     (B)  personal identification card number issued
  by the Department of Public Safety.
         SECTION 3.  Section 2.025(b), Election Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 357 was passed by the House on April
  27, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; that the House refused to concur in Senate amendments to
  H.B. No. 357 on May 25, 2023, and requested the appointment of a
  conference committee to consider the differences between the two
  houses; and that the House adopted the conference committee report
  on H.B. No. 357 on May 28, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 140,
  Nays 0, 2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 357 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0; at the request of the House, the Senate appointed a conference
  committee to consider the differences between the two houses; and
  that the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.B. No.
  357 on May 28, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor