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SB 14 - Voter Identification Requirements - Texas Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (98-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes voter identification requirements, effective January 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to provide one of the following forms of photo identification in order to vote (Sec. 14):
    • Driver's license;
    • Personal identification card;
    • United States military identification card;
    • United States citizenship certificate that contains a photograph;
    • United States passport; or
    • A license to carry a concealed handgun.
  • Authorizes voters who cannot provide identification to cast provisional ballots (Sec. 9).
  • Requires voters who cast provisional ballots because they do not meet identification requirements to provide photo identification within six days of the date of the election (Sec. 18).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes voter identification requirements, effective January 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to provide one of the following forms of photo identification in order to vote (Sec. 14):
    • Driver's license;
    • Personal identification card;
    • United States military identification card;
    • United States citizenship certificate that contains a photograph;
    • United States passport; or
    • A license to carry a concealed handgun.
  • Authorizes voters who cannot provide identification to cast provisional ballots (Sec. 9).
  • Requires voters who cast provisional ballots because they do not meet identification requirements to provide photo identification within six days of the date of the election (Sec. 18).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (101-48) - (Key vote)
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Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes voter identification requirements, effective January 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present one of the following forms of photo identification prior to voting (Sec 15):
    • A drivers license or personal identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety that has not expired or expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
    • A United States military identification card that has not expired or expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
    • A United States citizenship certificate that contains the individual's photograph;
    • A United States passport that has not expired or expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
    • A license to carry a concealed handgun issued by the Department of Public Safety that has not expired or expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation; or
    • An identification card that contains the individual's photograph and has been issued or approved by the state of Texas.
  • Exempts individuals with disabilities from the voter identification requirements, provided that each individual is able to present one of the following pieces of documentation (Sec 2):
    • Written documentation from the Social Security Commission or the Department of Veteran Affairs, stating that the individual has a disability; or
    • Written documentation from the Secretary of State, stating that the individual does not have an acceptable form of identification.
  • This act is effective January 1, 2012 (Sec. 29).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires voters to present a form of photo identification to an election officer at the polling place in order to cast a ballot.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present to an election officer at the polling place one of the following forms of identification (Sec. 14):
    • Driver's license or personal identification card issued to that voter by the Department of Public Safety that has not expired or that expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
    • United States military identification card that contains the voter's photograph that has not expired or that expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
    • United States citizenship certificate issued to the voter that contains the voter's photograph;
    • United States passport issued to the voter that has not expired or that expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation; or
    • A license to carry a concealed handgun issued to the voter by the Department of Public Safety.
  • Specifies that the requirements for identification do not apply to a voter who presents his or her voter registration certificate and was 70 years of age or older on January 1, 2012, or who is disabled and the voter registration certificate contains such information (Sec. 9).
  • Specifies that an offense of these statutes constitutes a second degree felony and that an attempt at offense is a state jail felony (Sec. 16).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Sponsors

  • John J. Carona (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert F. 'Bob' Deuell (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. Duncan (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin P. Eltife (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig Estes (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Troy L. Fraser (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia Fincher Harless (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Harris (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Hegar Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Jackson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Gray Nelson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Ogden (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Patrick (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Aaron Pena Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Florence D. Shapiro (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Taylor (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vicki Truitt (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wentworth (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tommy Williams (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Jose Aliseda (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney Anderson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jimmie Don 'JD' Aycock (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marva Beck (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Leo Berman (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel H. 'Dan' Branch (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fred H. Brown (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cindy Burkett (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Erwin Cain (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William A. 'Bill' Callegari (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stefani Carter (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne Christian (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Byron Cook (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brandon Creighton (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Myra Crownover (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Davis (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe L. Driver (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rob Eissler (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary Elkins (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Fletcher (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Gonzales (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lance Gooden (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike 'Tuffy' Hamilton (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kelly Hancock (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick L. Hardcastle (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harvey Hilderbran (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chuck L. Hopson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charlie Franklin Howard (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bryan Hughes (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason A. Isaac (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Lloyd 'Jim' Keffer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Lewis King (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois W. Kolkhorst (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James F. 'Jim' Landtroop Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jodie Anne Laubenberg (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George Edward Lavender (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Legler (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tryon D. Lewis (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry A. Madden (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald R. 'Dee' Margo (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sid Miller (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Nash (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rob Orr (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Otto (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Diane Patrick (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Paxton Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Lee Perry (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Phillips (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Pitts (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Riddle (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allan B. Ritter (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles J. Schwertner (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie Scott (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth Sheets (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Sheffield (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark M. Shelton (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Burt R. Solomons (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nicholas Van 'Van' Taylor (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy K. Weber Sr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Beverly Woolley (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Workman (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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