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Voting Bill Tracking

The bills below could impact people with disabilities’ access to vote in Texas.

Voting

Voting Bills (Telicon Report 1/25/2017)
BILLAUTHORDESCRIPTION, REMARKS, HISTORY
HB 341Mike SchofieldRelating to the assistance of a voter.
no datano dataRemarks: Would require that a person supporting another person to vote would have to be a registered voter in the county where the person is being supported. Would also require the supporter to show photo identification.
no datano dataHistory: 12/7/2016 H Filed
HB 658Diego BernalRelating to priority voting for voters with certain disabilities substantially impairing mobility.
no datano dataRemarks: Would allow individuals with a mobility-related disability to have priority to vote and bypass waiting lines at polling places.
no datano dataHistory: 12/20/2016 H Filed

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