Friday, January 21, 2011

Texas Republicans put Voter ID Bill on Fast Track

The RPT is touting fast movement in the Texas Lege on the Voter ID, a sharp contrast to the train-wreck in the House in the last session:

On Monday, the Texas Senate is expected to meet as a Committee of the Whole to consider Senate Bill 14, legislation that would require a voter to present proof of identification when voting. Earlier this week, Governor Rick Perry declared the Voter ID legislation as an emergency item and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst immediately informed state senators that the bill will be considered next week.

All 19 Republican State Senators have signed on as co-authors to this important piece of legislation.

Bully for them. They have bills 'in the can' from the last session which will get overwhelming support and should be dealt with quickly. Get 'er done.

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