Mike Toomey Texas Lobbyist 83rd Legislative Session Update HB 148
House Bill No. 148 was passed on April 26th of 2013, and is currently pending in committee. The bill will be enacted on September 1st of 2013, and will apply to all offenses on and after this date. This bill amends the Elections Code and prohibits compensation of another person for collecting ballot materials. This offense will be punishable by jail time between 30 days and one year, and a fine not to exceed 4,000 dollars. There are no significant local or state fiscal implications reported.