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  H.B. No. 1193
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to prohibiting housing discrimination by a property
  owners' association against a residential tenant based on the
  tenant's method of payment.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 202, Property Code, is amended by adding
  Section 202.024 to read as follows:
         Sec. 202.024.  DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TENANT BASED ON METHOD
  OF PAYMENT PROHIBITED. (a)  In this section, "method of payment"
  includes payment made in whole or in part by:
               (1)  a housing choice voucher under Section 8, United
  States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. Section 1437f); or
               (2)  any other federal or state or local housing
  assistance provided to a person or to a property owner on behalf of
  a person, including rental vouchers, rental assistance, or rental
  subsidies from a nongovernmental organization.
         (b)  A property owners' association may not include or
  enforce a provision in a dedicatory instrument that prohibits or
  restricts a property owner from renting a dwelling to a person based
  on the person's method of payment.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1193 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 95, Nays 50, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1193 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 21, Nays 10.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor