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Texas House takes up emergency tactic to remedy voter ID in face of federal oversight threat

Published on May 23, 2017 under CommunityImpact

More than three months after Gov. Greg Abbott listed his top priorities of the 85th legislative session—fixes to the state’s foster care system, sanctuary city bans, ethics reform and a call for a convention of states—the state’s chief has added one more. On Sunday, Abbott declared fixing voter identification requirements a last-minute emergency item. The Texas House of Representatives took up that issue on Tuesday just in time for a midnight deadline that would render Senate Bill 5 otherwise useless. The bill issues a number of reforms, the biggest of which would codify the use of affidavits and non-photo identification […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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