Election Laws - As enacted, revises provisions concerning voting by military and overseas citizens. - Amends TCA Title 2.
Companion bill has been assigned Public Chapter Number 176 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB0875Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 17605/10/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/18/2011
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - SA0217)04/18/2011
    Comp. HB Subst (sends SB to dead bill file)04/18/2011
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 4/18/201104/14/2011
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 8, Nays 0 PNV 004/12/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 4/12/201104/07/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.02/17/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/16/2011
    Filed for intro.02/15/2011
    Actions For HB1081Date
    Pub. Ch. 176 05/10/2011
    Effective date(s) 01/01/1205/10/2011
    Signed by Governor.05/05/2011
    Transmitted to Governor for his action.04/25/2011
    Signed by S. Speaker04/25/2011
    Signed by H. Speaker04/20/2011
    Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.04/19/2011
    Passed S., Ayes 32, Nays 004/18/2011
    S. Subst. HB for comp. SB.04/18/2011
    Rcvd. from H., P1C.04/18/2011
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.04/14/2011
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 93, Nays 0 04/14/2011
    H. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - HA0113)04/14/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/14/2011
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/14/201104/07/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 4/7/201104/06/2011
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee03/29/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 3/29/201103/23/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 3/29/201103/22/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 3/22/201103/16/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 3/22/201103/15/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 3/15/201103/09/2011
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to State & Local Government Committee 03/09/2011
    Placed on s/c cal S&LG Subcommittee for 3/9/201103/02/2011
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of S&LG02/22/2011
    P2C, ref. to State & Local Government Committee02/17/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/16/2011
    Filed for intro.02/15/2011
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0217Amendment 1-1 to SB0875Fiscal Memo for SA0217 (5237)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0113Amendment 1-1 to HB1081Fiscal Memo for HA0113 (5237)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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    Bill Summary

    ON APRIL 14, 2011, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 1081, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill and changes present law concerning voting by military and overseas citizens.

    Present law requires that, for persons voting absentee by mail or registering by mail from outside the territorial limits of the United States and for all armed forces personnel, each envelope in which a ballot or any registration material is to be sent must be imprinted with two parallel horizontal bars, each one-fourth inch wide, extending from one side of the envelope to the other side, with an intervening space of one-fourth inch, the top bar to be one and one-fourth inches from the top of the envelope, and with the words "Official Election Balloting Material-Via Air Mail," or similar language, between the bars. There must be printed on the upper right-hand corner of each such envelope, in a box, the words "Free of United States Postage, Including Air Mail." There must also be printed in the upper left-hand corner of each envelope an appropriate inscription for return address of sender. The envelopes must be printed on as lightweight paper as possible consistent with the secrecy of the official ballot. This amendment removes the requirements that the language appearing on the envelopes must be a particular size. This amendment also removes the requirements that the return address must be printed on the upper left-hand corner of the envelope and that the envelopes must be printed on as lightweight paper as possible.

    This amendment requires county election commissions to accept applications for the federal write-in absentee ballot for temporary registration and for an absentee ballot for all elections for which the person is eligible to vote, as required by federal law. This amendment further requires that federal write-in absentee ballots must be counted for all elections for which the applicant is eligible to vote.

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  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    HB1081 by McCormick - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/14/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................93
              Noes................................................0

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Armstrong, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Brown, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Coley, Cooper, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gilmore, Halford, Hall, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Keisling, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McDonald, Miller D, Miller L, Montgomery, Moore, Naifeh, Niceley, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powers, Pruitt, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Richardson, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shaw, Shepard, Shipley, Sontany, Sparks, Stewart, Swann, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Naifeh, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 93.

              HB1081 by McCormick - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 2 4/7/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1081 by McCormick - HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 3/29/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1081 by McCormick - HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: State & Local Government Committee 3/9/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    Senate moved to substitute and conform to HB1081

    HB1081 by McCormick - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/18/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................32
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Berke, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Gresham, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Marrero, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stewart, Summerville, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Woodson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 32.

    SB0875 by Gresham - SENATE STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 4/12/2011
    Passed
              Ayes................................................8
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Campfield, Faulk, Finney L, Harper, Haynes, Ketron, Tracy, Yager -- 8.