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Relating to the number of signatures required on a petition filed in connection with an election to create certain hospital districts.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1618 would require a county judge to receive the greater of at least three percent of the registered voters or 100 registered voters of the territory of the proposed district to sign a petition before the creation of certain hospital districts.
Texas Action supports HB 1618 as it increases government transparency and citizen participation by increasing the petition threshold required to trigger an election for the creation of a new hospital district, thereby promoting the principles of limited government and individual liberty.