Statement on SB7 Moving to Committee
On Monday, the Texas House read SB7 for the first time and referred it to the Elections Committee.
This is an important development that comes just a week after the Senate passed its omnibus election measure off to the lower chamber.
Quick movement of this bill through the legislative process is crucial as SB7 complements and supplements the House’s omnibus election measure, HB6, by Rep. Briscoe Cain.
While both bills are classified as omnibus, they deal with substantively different parts of the code. There are some overlapping reforms, such as protecting poll watchers’ rights and collecting more information about assistance given to a voter, but there are fewer similarities than differences.
Grassroots activists concerned with election integrity are encouraged to contact Chairman Cain’s office and ask that SB7 be scheduled for a hearing and quick passage to ensure robust election integrity measures don’t fail for a lack of time in the session.
Chair Cain – (512) 463-0733