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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1711 85-0 (2017) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 829 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 1243 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 339 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 631 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to processing certain early voting ballots before election day. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1419 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2817 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to certain election practices and procedures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3019 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the option to vote a paper ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3158 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to verification of precinct and ballot styles during the public testing of direct recording electronic voting machine systems. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3271 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to the removal of electronic voting system equipment from the polling place. House: Elections Withdrawn from schedule
SB 849 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to certain election practices and procedures. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1398 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to verification of precinct and ballot styles during the public testing of direct recording electronic voting machine systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 112 81-0 (2009) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 355 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 381 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 419 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in a city election that is not held jointly with an election in which a federal office appears on the ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 638 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2274 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to allowing multiple methods of voting at the same polling place. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2390 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to processing certain early voting ballots before election day. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2468 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to public access to the examination and approval of voting systems used in an election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2524 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the accuracy, security, and reliability of certain electronic voting systems. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2786 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the tallying of certain straight-party votes. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2801 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the use of emergency paper ballots. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 1604 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to voting system requirements. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2255 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to allowing multiple methods of voting at the same polling place. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 65 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 123 80-0 (2007) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 384 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 527 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to requiring that a computerized voting system produce a paper record for recount or audit purposes. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 731 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1031 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in certain elections that do not involve a federal office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1364 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the accuracy, security, and reliability of certain electronic voting systems. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3119 80-0 (2007) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the approval of direct recording electronic voting machines that use publicly disclosed program codes. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3891 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3894 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the use of hand-counted paper ballots. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 540 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to the accuracy, security, and reliability of certain electronic voting systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1006 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1247 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 56 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the offense of tampering with a direct recording electronic voting machine; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 166 79-0 (2005) Author: Pena, Aaron | et. al. Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1289 79-0 (2005) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2259 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2283 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the repeal of obsolete provisions of the Election Code governing the use of mechanical voting machines and punch-card ballots. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3083 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3457 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to the appointment of an alternate presiding judge at the central counting station for processing electronic voting system results. House: Elections Left pending in committee
SB 94 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 475 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the offense of tampering with a direct recording electronic voting machine; providing criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 62 79-3 (2006) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1697 78-0 (2003) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to recounts of elections in which direct recording electronic voting machines were used. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 424 77-0 (2001) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to prohibiting the use of punch-card election ballots. House: Elections Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1419 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to requiring the secretary of state to study voting systems, technologies, and strategies. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1856 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the use of certain voting systems. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2336 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the distribution of federal funds made available to assist the state in the administration of elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2923 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the implementation of new voting system technology in certain elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2924 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al. Relating to the preparation of electronic voting system ballots for automatic counting. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3221 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to requirements for providing voting systems accessible to persons with physical disabilities. House: Elections Left pending in committee
SB 6 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the fair conduct of elections and election campaigns; providing penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Elections
HB 501 70-0 (1987) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the prohibition of electronic voting systems using punch-card ballots in elections in certain counties. House: Elections Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1412 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to the approval and use of voting systems and voting system equipment and to the security, verification, processing, and recount of electronic voting equipment election results. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1525 70-0 (1987) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the requirement of mechanical voting machines to be used in elections in certain counties. House: Elections Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 2365 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to instructions to the voter that are printed on a ballot for an election in which straight-party voting is allowed. House: Elections Pending in committee
SB 684 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to the approval and use of voting systems and voting system equipment and to the security, verification, processing, and recount of electronic voting system election results. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2260 69-0 (1985) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the form of the ballot in an electronic voting system. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Removed from local & uncontested cal.
HB 2346 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the inspection and sealing of voting machines prior to an election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 494 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John Relating to the processing of absentee ballots voted by mail in elections in which voting machines are used. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 87 69-3 (1986) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to verify electronic voting system results in an election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 664 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to the composition of a committee conducting a recount of paper ballots. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1139 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the maximum population for a county election precinct in which voting machines or electronic voting systems are used. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
HB 562 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to the use of punch card voting systems. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 569 67-0 (1981) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to the use of punch card voting systems. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 1830 67-0 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to allocation of voting machines among election precincts. House: Elections Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 1019 67-0 (1981) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the allocation of voting machines among polling places. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 544 66-0 (1979) Author: Waters, Ron
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to recounts of paper ballots. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 631 66-0 (1979) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to use of voting machines for absentee voting. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 715 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to use of paper ballots in an election conducted by voting machines where a machine becomes out of order on election day. Senate: State Affairs Motion withdrawn
HB 56 64-0 (1975) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to ballots used at elections where voting is by an electronic voting system; eliminating the ballot stub to be signed by the voter, and adjusting voting procedures accordingly; adding provisions on ascertaining how a voter voted where fraud or illegality in casting the ballot is established in an election contest or criminal proceeding. House: Elections Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 659 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, Ed
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the procedure for preparing the statements of canvass and returns in elections where voting machines are used. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 667 64-0 (1975) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to ballots used at elections; eliminating the ballot stub to be signed by the voter, and adjusting voting procedures accordingly; adding provisions on ascertaining how a voter voted where fraud or illegality in casting the ballot is established in an election contest or criminal proceeding. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 815 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to ballots used at elections; revising the form of the ballot to eliminate the ballot stub which the voter signs, and adjusting voting procedures accordingly. House: Elections Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 700 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to electronic voting systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 950 64-0 (1975) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Lary, Camm
Relating to electronic voting systems. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
90 day bill
HB 1200 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to electronic voting systems. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Motion to suspend rules lost
HB 1743 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Pertaining to preservation of ballots and records of voting machines where a second election is scheduled to be held in the same county within twenty-one days after another election; amending Section 20 of Article 7.14, Vernon's Texas Election Code; and declaring an emergency House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 697 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to approval, adoption, and use of electronic voting systems at elections. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 988 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Menefee, Hawkins
Pertaining to preservation of ballots and records of voting machines where a second election is scheduled to be held in the same county within twenty-one days after another election. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Notice given
HB 50 61-0 (1969) Author: Graves, Curtis M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to require the placing of a separate number beside the name of each candidate in certain elections, applying to paper ballots, voting machines, and electronic voting systems.
HB 571 61-0 (1969) Author: Price, William Rayford | et. al. Relating to the adoption of a uniform statewide voting system purchased by the state; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 1062 58-0 (1963) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to amending the Election Code to provide for the use of various colors of ink in the printing of ballots in counties having a population in excess of one million (1,000,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 33 57-0 (1961) Author: Blaine, John E. "Ned" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts permitting the use, in cities of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants in which voting machines are used, of paper ballots under certain conditions, and to lower to five (5) days the period for keeping voting machines locked, under certain conditions.
HB 685 57-0 (1961) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending the Texas Election Code providing for the qualifications of Watchers of Election.
SB 44 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending the Election Code to permit the use, in cities of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants in which voting machines are used, of paper ballots under certain conditions.
HB 186 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilgarlin, William Wayne "Bill" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the optional use of paper ballots for precinct offices, in conjunction with the use of voting machines for other offices, for conducting absentee voting by personal appearance in the clerk's office, and providing procedures for casting, counting, and making returns of absentee ballots at elections where this method is used.
HB 911 56-0 (1959) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to the use of voting machines in certain counties; amending the Election Code.
HB 916 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis Relating to the holding of elections in which voting machines are used; amending the Election Code to limit the number of voters to be included in an election precinct, to change the method of making up the poll list for the election, and to provide additional methods for the appointment of watchers.
HB 33 56-3 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis Relating to amending the Election Code so as to provide certain procedures with respect to the arrangement of the ballot on voting machines and the casting of write-in ballots in certain counties.
HB 722 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton Relating to authorizing the optional use of paper ballots for unopposed races in elections where voting machines are used and where all races cannot be placed on one machine.
HB 63 49-0 (1945) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to amending certain Acts, providing for unofficial ballots; repair and substitution of voting machines; authorizing and empowering canvassing boards charged with the duty of canvassing said election returns to make and cause to be made, prior to or at the time of canvassing said election returns, a comparison or recheck of said election returns, with the results registered on the counter-dials of said voting machines so used in said election.
HB 469 49-0 (1945) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for unofficial ballots, repair and substitution of machines.
SB 238 46-0 (1939) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that the County Commissioners' Court of a county which has adopted voting machines shall provide voting machines for each voting precinct designated.
HB 121 45-2 (1937) Relating to providing that the Commissioners Court of any county in the State of Texas may adopt for use in elections and primary elections in at least three (3) of the larger voting precincts in voting strength in said county any kind of voting machine approved by the Secretary of State.
SB 34 41-4 (1930) Author: Love, Thomas Bell | et. al. Relating to further regulating elections and primary elections; providing for a system of voting therein by the use of voting machines.

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