Bill

SB 7

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

Contact the Author

Bryan Hughes

Phone:

512-463-0101

Capitol Office:

E1.708

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Bryan Hughes
Paul Bettencourt
Brian Birdwell
Dawn Buckingham
Donna Campbell
Brandon Creighton
Bob Hall
Lois Kolkhorst
Jane Nelson
Angela Paxton
Charles Perry
Charles Schwertner
Drew Springer

Bill Caption

Relating to elections, including election integrity and security; creating a criminal offense; providing civil penalties.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two¬≠-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 7, As Introduced 

A negative impact of ($34,299,740) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023. The fiscal impact to the state related to the creation of civil penalties cannot be estimated at this time. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. 

Bill Analysis

SB 7 is a comprehensive election integrity reform bill that provides many legislative fixes to election problems. Highlights include increased poll watcher protections, mail-in ballot reform and mandating the development of a paper trail for electronic voting.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 7 because it would espouse the limited government and individual liberty principles by helping make elections more secure. This bill would enact additional security to Texas elections with a wide variety of measures, including mail-in ballot reform, poll watcher protections, and increased transparency measures.

Contact the Author

Bryan Hughes

Phone:

512-463-0101

Capitol Office:

E1.708

Email: