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D.O.J. Preclearance History for the 82nd Legislative Session

Archive: 81st Legislative Session

P = Precleared
O = Objection
A = Additional Information Requested

ACT No.
Chapter
Subject/Statutes Code
Date DOJ Received
60th Day
Action
683
Relating to the cancellation of the voter registration and to the eligibility to vote of persons who are deceased or not citizens of the United States.
8/16/2011
10/14/2011
P - 10/3/2011
467
Relating to the cancellation of a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislature.
7/22/2011
9/20/2011
P - 9/12/2011
469
Relating to the creation of the Hunt County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P - 10/20/2011
HB 360  
692
Relating to ballot language for a proposition to approve the imposition or increase of a tax or the issuance of bonds.
7/22/2011
9/20/2011
P - 9/8/2011
699
Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Waterfront Entertainment Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
9/21/2011
11/21/2011
P - 11/17/2011
706
Relating to the powers and duties of the Gunter Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2.
10/13/2011
12/12/2011
Partial Preclearance 12/7/2011
708
Relating to the civil service status of emergency medical services personnel in certain municipalities.
9/21/2011
11/21/2011
P - 11/15/2011
715
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524.  (COMBINED and SUBMITTED W/SB 475)
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P -  10/18/2011
58
Relating to the territory and dissolution requirements of the Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.
7/21/2011
9/19/2011
P - 9/7/2011
727
Relating to the Rankin County Hospital District.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P - 10/21/2011
728
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 528.
9/22/2011
11/21/2011
Partial Preclearance 11/21/2011
246
Relating to the election of directors of the board of the Ector County Hospital District.
9/21/2011
11/21/2011
P - 11/9/2011
HB 1060
735
Relating to the de-annexatin of land in Bastrop County by the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District.
7/7/2011
9/5/2011
P - 8/26/2011
251
Relating to the dissolution of the Country Place Management District.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P - 10/20/2011
254
Relating to an application to run for political office.
7/11/2011
9/9/2011
P - 8/25/2011
255
Relating to requiring an election authority to provide notice to certain county chairs regarding certain election activities.
7/21/2011
9/19/2011
P - 9/7/2011
744
Relating to the eligibility of certain persons who have received deferred adjudication to vote.
7/1/2011
8/30/2011
P - 8/11/2011
128
Relating to the election of the members of the Board of Port Commissioners of the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County.
8/24/2011
10/24/2011
P - 10/20/2011
500
Relating to who may participate in certain local option elections to prohibit or authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages.
7/7/2011
9/5/2011
P - 8/29/2011
1135
Relating to the powers and duties of the Castro County Hospital District.
9/30/2011
11/29/2011
P - 11/23/2011
504
Relating to the qualifications to serve as a special peace officer at a polling place.
7/28/2011
9/26/2011
P - 9/2/2011
974
Relating to consolidating precincts in a primary election.
8/9/2011
10/10/2011
P - 10/4/2011
505
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.
7/27/2011
9/26/2011
P - 8/31/2011
60
Relating to the power of the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to issue bonds.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
P - 11/22/2011
507
Relating to training for deputy voter registrars.
7/28/2011
9/26/2011
P - 9/15/2011
279
Relating to the inclusion of a candidate's e-mail address on an official application for a place on the ballot.
7/21/2011
9/19/2011
P - 9/12/2011
763
Relating to the North Oak Cliff Municipal Management District.
8/9/2011
10/10/2011
P - 9/15/2011
283
Relating to the appointment of a county election administrator.
7/8/2011
9/5/2011
P - 8/16/2011
985
Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 2.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
Partial Preclearance 10/19/2011
986
Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 1.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
Partial Preclearance 10/19/2011
987
Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 3.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
Partial Preclearance 10/19/2011
988
Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 4.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
Partial Preclearance 10/19/2011
989
Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 5.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
Partial Preclearance 10/19/2011
154
Relating to the payment of state funds directly to an entity that conducts a primary election under contract in certain counties.
7/21/2011
9/19/2011
P - 9/7/2011
1146
Relating to the deadlines for write-in candidates for the office of county or precinct chair of a political party.
8/16/2011
10/14/2011
P - 10/3/2011
62
Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Crockett County Water Control and Improvement District.
8/4/2011
10/3/2011
P - 9/22/2011
519
Relating to the use of uniform election dates by newly incorporated municipalities.
7/27/2011
9/26/2011
P - 9/20/2011
308
Relating to the power of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority to issue bonds.
8/18/2011
10/17/2011
Preclearance not required
(Voting not effected)
10/12/2011
1002
Relating to the conduct and administration of elections.
7/26/2011
9/26/2011
Partial preclearance 9/26/2011
Sec 8 precleared 10/27/11
Remaining Sections Precleared 3/6/2012
799
Relating to the creation of Jefferson County Management District No. 1.
10/4/2011
12/5/2011
P - 12/5/2011
802
Relating to the statutory county courts in Wise County.
7/22/2011
9/20/2011
P - 9/7/2011
525
Relating to the creation of the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority. (Combined HB 3497 (2005)).
10/5/2011
12/5/2011
P - 12/2/2011
805
Relating to the creation of the Bearpen Creek Municipal Utility District of Hunt County.
10/4/2011
12/5/2011
Partial Preclearance 12/1/2011
321
Relating to the territory, board of directors, and powers of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.
11/15/2011
1/16/2012
P - 1/12/2012
1159
Relating to the illegal possession of another person's ballot to be voted by mail.
7/22/2011
9/20/2011
P - 9/12/2011
1014
Relating to the provision of bilingual election materials.
7/1/2011
8/30/2011
P - 8/24/2011
1163
Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population.
11/4/2011
1/3/2012
*Precleared 1/ 5/12
Additional Secs. in question
1164
Relating to certain election practices and procedures.
7/1/2011
8/30/2011
P - 8/10/2011
555
Relating to the authority of a governing body of a Type C General Law City to adopt an ordinance to determine the manner of when commissioners run for elected office.
7/27/2011
9/26/2011
P - 9/16/2011
336
Relating to the creation of the Terrell County Groundwater Conservation District. 
7/22/2011
9/20/2011
P - 9/15/2011
570
Relating to the list of candidates compiled by a state or county party chair for a primary election.
7/28/2011
9/26/2011
P - 9/2/2011
852
Relating to the composition of certain judicial districts.
7/29/2011
9/27/2011
P - 9/7/2011
853
Relating to the creation of the Cottonwood Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Grayson County.
10/5/2011
12/5/2011
Partial Preclearance 12/5/2011
1189
Relating to the creation of the Lajitas Utility District No. 1 of Brewster County.
8/26/2011
10/25/2011
P - 10/24/2011
123
Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification.
7/25/2011
9/23/2011
Secs. 16 & 23
Precleared 9/23/2011;
Objected to remainder of SB 14
3/12/2012
1318
Relating to the adoption of voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.
7/20/2011
9/19/2011
P - 9/19/2011
1203
Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Pecan Grove Management District.
10/4/2011
12/5/2011
P - 12/2/2011
880
Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Downtown Management District.
10/13/2011
12/12/2011
P - 12/9/2011
1225
Relating to the board of directors of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District.
7/5/2011
9/6/2011
Partial Preclearance 9/6/2011 “Preclearance became moot when Bexar Met was dissolved following the dissolution election if November 8, 2011, which was acknowledged by DOJ in its letter of January 27, 2012.”
378
Relating to the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
P - 11/22/2011
886
Relating to priority groundwater management areas.
8/25/2011
10/25/2011
P - 10/13/2011
1256
Relating to the appointment of a conservator for and authorizing the dissolution of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District.
7/5/2011
9/6/2011
P - 1/27/2012
895
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524.  (HB 709 is combined w/SB 475)
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P - 10/18/2011
393
Relating to the qualification of supervisors of a fresh water supply district.
8/4/2011
10/3/2011
P - 10/3/2011
396
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, and duties of a county assistance district.
9/21/2011
11/21/2011
P - 11/15/2011
400
Relating to the Swisher Memorial Hospital District.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
P - 11/28/2011
199
Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District.
8/9/2011
10/10/2011
P - 10/6/2011
1258
Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
Partial Preclearance 11/18/2011
30
Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 2.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
Partial Preclearance 11/18/2011
15
Relating to the transfer of the assets of and the dissolution of the Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
8/9/2011
10/10/2011
P - 9/22/2011
40
Relating to a joint election for trustees of an independent school district.
7/7/2011
9/5/2011
P - 8/8/2011
625
Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Planning and Improvement District No. 1.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
O - 11/16/2011
413
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 528.
9/21/2011
11/21/2011
Partial Preclearance 11/21/2011
19
Relating to voter eligibility and registration in El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.
8/9/2011
10/10/2011
P - 10/3/2011
1267
Relating to the Aldine Improvement District.
10/13/2011
12/12/2011
P - 11/28/2011
639
Relating to emergency service districts.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P - 10/24/2011
1261
Relating to the creation and financing of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center Defined Area in Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17.
10/13/2011
12/12/2011
P - 11/30/2011
1262
Relating to the term of office and qualifications for a director of the Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District.
10/5/2011
12/5/2011
P - 12/1/2011
650
Relating to information regarding deceased registered voters.
8/5/2011
10/4/2011
P - 10/3/2011
656
Relating to the creation of the Timber Springs Municipal Management District.
10/4/2011
12/5/2011
P - 12/1/2011
658
Relating to the deannexation of land in Caldwell County by the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District.
8/25/2011
10/24/2011
P - 1/5/2012
37
Relating to the ballot language for junior college district annexation elections.
7/21/2011
9/19/2011
P - 8/11/2011
1091
Relating to the creation of the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District.
10/13/2011
12/12/2011
Partial Preclearance 12/9/2011
91
Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 81st Legislature. 
10/14/2011
12/12/2011
P - 12/13/2011
201
Relating to the election of directors of the Real-Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District.
8/9/2011
10/10/2011
P - 9/28/2011
1263
Relating to the governing body of the Agua Special Utility District.
8/4/2011
10/3/2011
P - 9/6/2011
1264
Relating to the creation of the Oatman Hill Municipal Utility District.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
Partial Preclearance 11/17/2011
1265
Relating to the powers and duties of the Imperial Redevelopment District.  (COMBINED HB 3554 (2005)). 
10/18/2011
12/19/2011
P- 12/1/2011
1266
Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 22.
10/4/2011
12/5/2011
P - 12/2/2011
1267
Relating to director elections and powers of the Texana Groundwater District.
9/28/2011
11/28/2011
P - 11/23/2011
Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the provision that requires the automatic resignation of certain county, municipal, or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.
7/7/2011
9/5/2011
P-8/26/2011
ADMIN RULE § 81.420
concerns modification and adjustment of election dates and deadlines necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (“MOVE”) under Senate Bill 100, Chapter 1318, 82nd Legislature, 2011.
10/4/2011
12/5/2011
P - 11/28/2011
ADMIN. RULE § 81.72
Similar names standards for polling place election officials under Senate Bill 14, Chapter 123, 82nd Legislature, 2011 
11/8/2011
1/9/2012
Pending on SB 14
1/9/2012
ADMIN. RULE §§ 81.172, 173, 174
Create provisional voting procedures for elections in which hand-counted paper ballots, precinct optical scan, and central counting station optical scan ballots are used. The changes are necessary to implement Senate Bill 14, Chapter 123, 82nd Legislature, 2011 
12/1/2011
1/30/2012
Pending on SB 14
1/9/2012