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  83R660 ADM-D
 
  By: Huffman S.B. No. 160
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the identification of a person as an election poll
  watcher.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 33.056, Election Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
         (e)  A watcher shall wear a badge that prominently displays
  the words "Poll Watcher" while the watcher is observing election
  activity.
         SECTION 2.  Section 61.010(a), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) or Section
  33.056(e), a person may not wear a badge, insignia, emblem, or other
  similar communicative device relating to a candidate, measure, or
  political party appearing on the ballot, or to the conduct of the
  election, in the polling place or within 100 feet of any outside
  door through which a voter may enter the building in which the
  polling place is located.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.