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  88R6385 MPF-D
 
  By: Bettencourt S.B. No. 1750
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to abolishing the county elections administrator position
  in certain counties.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Subchapter B, Chapter 31,
  Election Code, is amended to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER B.  COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR IN CERTAIN COUNTIES
         SECTION 2.  Section 31.031(a), Election Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The commissioners court of a county with a population of
  one million or less by written order may create the position of
  county elections administrator for the county.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter B, Chapter 31, Election Code, is
  amended by adding Section 31.050 to read as follows:
         Sec. 31.050.  ABOLISHMENT OF POSITION AND TRANSFER OF DUTIES
  IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. On September 1, 2023, all powers and duties of
  the county elections administrator of a county with a population of
  more than one million under this subchapter are transferred to the
  county tax assessor-collector and county clerk.  The county tax
  assessor-collector shall serve as the voter registrar, and the
  duties and functions of the county clerk that were performed by the
  administrator revert to the county clerk, unless a transfer of
  duties and functions occurs under Section 12.031 or 31.071.
         SECTION 4.  On the effective date of this Act, a county that
  has a county elections administrator and a population of more than
  one million shall transfer employees, property, and records as
  necessary to accomplish the abolishment of the position of county
  elections administrator under this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.