Texas Senate chamber during the floor debate over Senate Bill 2, which would make illegal voting a felony again

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GOP-authored bills would increase penalties for illegal voting and limit Harris County’s control over elections

Posted on · Senate Bill 2 would make illegal voting a felony again. Other Republican-authored bills, filed in response to the 2022 Harris County general election, could cost Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum his job.

Senator Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, leading the Senate floor debate in favor of SB 2.

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Texas Senate passes bill making illegal voting a felony again; bill moves to Texas House

Posted on · Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Bryan Hughes, would also change the requirement that a person know he or she was voting illegally in order to be charged and convicted.

Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), author of Senate Bill 2 and chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee

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A bill making illegal voting a felony, again, advances in the Texas Senate

Posted on · Senate Bill 2 would make illegal voting an offense punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. It’s one of several election-related bills before the Texas Legislature, several of which appear squarely aimed at Harris County.

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