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LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 87TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
April 28, 2021

TO:
Honorable Briscoe Cain, Chair, House Committee on Elections
 
FROM:
Jerry McGinty, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
HB4555 by Guillen (Relating to a person running for office that has been convicted of a felony.), As Introduced

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

This bill would amend the Election Code as it relates to a person running for office that has been convicted of a felony. Under the provisions of the bill, a candidate with a previous felony conviction would have to provide certain information and acknowledge the conviction certain applications. A person filing as a candidate in an election who fails to acknowledge the felony conviction would commit an offense.

The Secretary of State indicates the modifications outlined in the bill's provisions would not result in a significant fiscal impact.  This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions would not result in a significant impact on the demand for state correctional resources.

Local Government Impact

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
307 Secretary of State
LBB Staff:
JMc, SLE, LM, MP