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  S.B. No. 1070
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the interstate voter registration crosscheck program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  This Act may be cited as the Alan Vera Memorial
  Act.
         SECTION 2.  Section 18.062, Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 18.062.  INTERSTATE VOTER REGISTRATION CROSSCHECK
  PROGRAM.  (a)  To maintain the statewide voter registration list
  and to prevent duplication of registration in more than one state or
  jurisdiction, the secretary of state shall:
               (1)  cooperate with other states and jurisdictions to
  develop systems to compare voters, voter history, and voter
  registration lists to identify voters:
                     (A)  whose addresses have changed;
                     (B)  who are not qualified under Section
  11.002(a)(4); or
                     (C)  who are registered to vote in more than one
  state; or
               (2)  identify and contract with the provider of a
  private sector data system to identify voters:
                     (A)  whose addresses have changed;
                     (B)  who are registered to vote in more than one
  state;
                     (C)  who are deceased; or
                     (D)  who are not qualified under Section
  11.002(a)(4).
         (a-1)  A private sector data system under Subsection (a)(2)
  must have demonstrated an ability to work with registered voter
  identification and matching systems.
         (b)  A system developed under this section and any vendor
  involved with the system must comply with:
               (1)  the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52
  U.S.C. Section 20501 et seq.) and the Help America Vote Act of 2002
  (52 U.S.C. Section 20901 et seq.); and
               (2)  all state and federal laws relating to the
  protection of personal information.
         (c)  The cost to begin operations with a system under
  Subsection (a)(2) may not exceed $100,000.
         (d)  The cost of continuing operations with a system under
  Subsection (a)(2) may not exceed one dollar for each voter
  identified under Subsection (a)(2).
         (e)  The secretary of state may not provide to a system under
  Subsection (a)(2) any information that is not:
               (1)  found in a voter roll; and
               (2)  necessary to identify voters under Subsection
  (a)(2).
         (f)  The secretary of state shall record information related
  to the system under Subsection (a)(2) and shall submit to the
  legislature a report on that information not later than the first
  day of each quarter of the state's fiscal year.
         (g)  A contract with a system under Subsection (a)(2) may not
  require any additional duty of the state not required by this
  section.
         (h)  The secretary of state may not contract with a private
  sector data system under Subsection (a)(2) unless the system:
               (1)  requires a background check for each employee of a
  potential vendor for the system; and
               (2)  uses data from the National Change of Address
  database.
         (i)  In addition to using a system described by Subsection
  (a), the secretary of state shall use data from the National Change
  of Address database to identify voters whose addresses have changed
  for the purpose of preventing duplication of registration in more
  than one state or jurisdiction.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1070 passed the Senate on
  April 12, 2023, by the following vote: Yeas 18, Nays 12; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendments on May 27, 2023, by the
  following vote: Yeas 19, Nays 12.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1070 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2023, by the following vote: Yeas 85,
  Nays 61, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor