Amend CSSB 1 (house committee report) by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to ARTICLE 1 of the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of ARTICLE 1 accordingly:
SECTION 1.____.  Title 16, Election Code, is amended by adding Chapter 280 to read as follows:
Sec. 280.001.  FORENSIC AUDIT OF 2020 GENERAL ELECTION. (a) The governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint an independent third party to conduct a forensic audit of the general election that took place on November 3, 2020.
(b)  The independent third party appointed under Subsection (a) shall audit every precinct in each county with a population of 415,000 or more.
(c)  The audit under this section must begin not later than December 15, 2021, and be completed not later than February 1, 2022.
(d)  Not later than March 1, 2022, the independent third party conducting the audit under this section shall submit a report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and each member of the legislature detailing any anomalies or discrepancies in voter data, ballot data, or tabulation.
(e)  This chapter expires April 1, 2022.