S.B. No. 1046
  relating to information regarding deceased registered voters.
         SECTION 1.  Section 16.001, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  The secretary of state shall quarterly obtain from the
  United States Social Security Administration available information
  specified by the secretary relating to deceased residents of the
  state and compare the information received to the statewide
  computerized voter registration list.  If the secretary determines
  that a voter on the registration list is deceased, the secretary
  shall send notice of the determination to the voter registrar of the
  counties considered appropriate by the secretary.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (b), Section 16.031, Election Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The registrar shall cancel a voter's registration
  immediately if the registrar:
               (1)  determines from information received under
  Section 16.001(c) that the voter is deceased;
               (2)  has personal knowledge that the voter is deceased;
               (3)  receives from a person related within the second
  degree by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Chapter
  573, Government Code, to the voter a sworn statement by that person
  indicating that the voter is deceased; or
               (4)  receives notice from the secretary of state under
  Section 16.001(d) that the voter is deceased.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1046 passed the Senate on
  April 21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1046 passed the House on
  May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House