COMMITTEE:    Elections 

TIME & DATE:  10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted
Thursday, April 27, 2023 

PLACE:       E2.016 
CHAIR:       Rep. Reggie Smith 


** Public testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes. The order in which bills are heard is at the discretion of the chair. **


SB 747         Hughes                                                
Relating to the withdrawal of a candidate in a runoff primary election.

SB 221         Bettencourt                                           
Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

SB 825         Bettencourt                                           
Relating to the deadline for submitting certain recount petitions.

SB 1750        Bettencourt                       Posting Rule Suspended
Relating to abolishing the county elections administrator position in certain counties.

SB 994         Schwertner | et al.                                    
Relating to the declaration of a candidate's ineligibility on the basis of failure to pay a filing fee or submit a petition in lieu of a filing fee.

SB 1661        Hughes                                                
Relating to a ballot scan system used in a central counting station.

HB 4782        Smith                                                 
Relating to electioneering conducted near a polling place.

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Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c240




Bills added after last posting:

SB 1750


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