H.B. No. 4227
  relating to the repeal of a municipal civil service system for
  firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 143.004(e), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e)  If the governing body of a municipality with a
  population of less than 950,000 that has operated under this
  chapter for at least one year receives a petition requesting an
  election to repeal this chapter that is signed by at least 10
  percent of the qualified voters of the municipality, the governing
  body shall order an election submitting to the voters the question
  on whether this chapter should be repealed. If a majority of the
  qualified voters vote to repeal this chapter, this chapter is void
  in that municipality.
         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, 2023.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 4227 was passed by the House on May
  12, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 4, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 4227 on May 28, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 99, Nays 44,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 4227 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________