Bill

SB 1114

87(R) - 2021
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
Elections

Contact the Author

Paul Bettencourt

Phone:

512-463-0107

Capitol Office:

3E.16

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Paul Bettencourt
Brian Birdwell
Brandon Creighton
Bob Hall
Lois Kolkhorst
Charles Schwertner

Bill Caption

Relating to verification of the citizenship status of certain registered voters.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, if a registrar is notified that a registered voter has been excused from jury service due to citizenship status, the registrar is required to contact the voter and require proof of citizenship.

SB 1114 would amend the statute to add that a registrar must also require proof of citizenship upon notification that a registered voter has indicated a lack of citizenship status in connection with a motor vehicle or Department of Public Safety record. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 1114 on the principle of limited government. Requiring proof of citizenship is an essential role in securing the integrity of elections.

Contact the Author

Paul Bettencourt

Phone:

512-463-0107

Capitol Office:

3E.16

Email: