78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 54, Chapter 393 Page: 1 of 19
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CHAPTER 393 H.B. No. 54
1 AN ACT
2 relating to certain early voting by mail procedures and to the
3 prevention of voting fraud generally; providing criminal
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Section 1.012, Election Code, is amended by
7 adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
8 (d) In this code, "election record" includes:
9 (1) anything distributed or received by government
10 under this code;
11 (2) anything required by law to be kept by others for
12 information of government under this code; or
13 (3) a certificate, application, notice, report, or
14 other document or paper issued or received by government under this
16 SECTION 2. Chapter 1i, Election Code, is amended by adding
17 Sections 1.017, 1.018, and 1.019 to read as follows:
18 Sec. 1.017. INELIGIBILITY NO DEFENSE TO PROSECUTION. It is
19 no defense to prosecution under this code that a person who receives
20 an official ballot is ineligible to vote in the election for which
21 the ballot is received.
22 Sec. 1.018. APPLICABILITY OF PENAL CODE. In addition to
23 Section 1.03, Penal Code, and to other titles of the Penal Code that
24 may apply to this code, Title 4, Penal Code, applies to offenses
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 54, Chapter 393, legislative document, 2003-05/2003-06; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158727/m1/1/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.