Bill

SB 1568

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Contact the Author

Pat Fallon

Phone:

512-463-0130

Capitol Office:

GE.7

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Pat Fallon

Bill Caption

Relating to organized election fraud activity; imposing a civil penalty.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1568 would allow the attorney general to file a civil suit against persons engaged in organized election fraud to recover a civil penalty of $1,000 for each offense. It also authorizes the attorney general to seek injunctive relief to prevent the violation of vote harvesting laws, and requires the attorney general to establish each element of the action by a preponderance of the evidence.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 1568 because it promotes limited government and personal responsibility. Protecting the integrity of elections is a legitimate function of a limited government. Providing for a civil penalty and ability to seek injunctive relief for violations of vote harvesting laws provides the attorney general with tools to hold wrongdoers responsible and maintain election integrity.

Contact the Author

Pat Fallon

Phone:

512-463-0130

Capitol Office:

GE.7

Email: