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  87S10678 MCK-F
 
  By: Leach H.B. No. 252
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to election fraud; increasing a penalty.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 276.013(b), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  An offense under this section is a state jail felony
  [Class A misdemeanor].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
  purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
  before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect on the 91st day after the
  last day of the legislative session.