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House Committee on Elections - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Susan Gurley McBee, Chair
Ron Waters, Vice Chair
Hugo Berlanga, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
Tom DeLay
Buck Florence
Jay Gibson
Bill Haley
Tom C. Massey
Don Rains
Clay Smothers
Ralph Wallace
  • Conduct a study of the voter registration procedures in Texas and the consideration of the establishment of a uniform system to by used by all counties.
  • Conduct a study of the system of absentee voting in Texas, including, but not limited to, such issues as the procedures for accounting for ballots, the feasibility of requiring the use of a special canvassing board, and the hours and places for absentee voting.
  • Make and examination of the campaign reporting and disclosure requirements with emphasis on insuring fairness and responsibility.
  • Study the feasibility of Texas joining with other southwestern or Sunbelt states in having a regional presidential primary.
  • Monitor and assist the Legislative Council in the recodification of the election code.
  • Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include:
    Secretary of State (partial -- less Uniform Commercial Code)

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