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LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 87TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
March 31, 2021

TO:
Honorable Briscoe Cain, Chair, House Committee on Elections
 
FROM:
Jerry McGinty, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
HB2092 by Sanford (Relating to a requirement that candidates for municipal elective office declare a party affiliation.), As Introduced

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would amend the Election Code to require all candidates for city office to declare a party affiliation. The bill would further require that a candidate's party affiliation appear on the ballot next to the candidate's name and that a candidate's political party alignment or nonalignment be stated on the candidate application.

The Secretary of State indicates that any costs associated with the bill could be absorbed using existing resources

Local Government Impact

According to the Texas Association of Counties, no significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
307 Secretary of State
LBB Staff:
JMc, SLE, CMA, ANE, GP