By:  Hirschi                                           H.B. No. 388
       73R1527 DRH-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to the eligibility of a campaign manager to serve as an
    1-3  election judge or clerk.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 32, Election Code, is
    1-6  amended by adding Section 32.0551 to read as follows:
    1-7        Sec. 32.0551.  INELIGIBILITY OF CAMPAIGN MANAGER.  (a)  A
    1-8  person is ineligible to serve as an election judge or clerk in an
    1-9  election if the person is a campaign manager of a candidate in that
   1-10  election.
   1-11        (b)  In this section:
   1-12              (1)  "Campaign manager" means:
   1-13                    (A)  the person who directs, with or without
   1-14  compensation, the day-to-day operations of a candidate's election
   1-15  campaign; or
   1-16                    (B)  each person who directs, with or without
   1-17  compensation, a substantial portion of the day-to-day operations of
   1-18  a candidate's election campaign if no single person performs that
   1-19  function.
   1-20              (2)  "Candidate" means a person who has taken
   1-21  affirmative action, as described by the law regulating political
   1-22  funds and campaigns, for the purpose of gaining nomination or
   1-23  election.
   1-24        SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1993.
    2-1        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
    2-2  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
    2-3  emergency   and   an   imperative   public   necessity   that   the
    2-4  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
    2-5  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.