Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote

Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote
Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote

AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV) - An East Texas state representative’s legislation to expedite the process by which dead Texans are purged from voter registration rolls has the House in a preliminary vote.

Rep. Keith Bell (R-Forney) presented HB 1264 to the Texas House on Thursday. The bill passed a second reading without a record vote. It will go for passage after a third reading expected on Friday.

Under current law, there is no specified amount of time between a person’s death and when a registrar is required to remove their name from voter rolls.

After the expected passage on Friday, the bill will head to the Texas Senate.

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