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HB 218 - Voter Identification Requirement - Key Vote

Texas Key Votes

Pete Gallego voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-11) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (76-69) - (Key vote)

Title: Voter Identification Requirement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill requiring voters to present an acceptable form of photo identification, or two acceptable forms of identification without a photo, in order to vote.

Highlights:
-Provides an exception to the identification requirement for voters that are 80 years of age or older, as indicated by their date of birth on the voter registration certificate (sec. 7). -Adds photo ID from an employer, a state university or college, or a government agency, as well as a concealed handgun permit with the person’s photograph, as an acceptable form of identification (sec. 11). -Allows those without acceptable identification to cast provisional ballots, which will be withheld until their identity can be verified (sec. 7). -Requires information regarding the new voting requirements and acceptable forms of identification to be clearly posted outside of polling places (sec. 6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirement

Sponsors

  • Betty Brown (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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