Just months after traveling to Pennsylvania to help the Trump campaign challenge the results of the 2020 election, State Rep. Briscoe Cain was named chair of the Texas House Elections Committee. That appointment doesn’t give me a lot of confidence that we’ll see real improvement in our election laws. Nevertheless, there are plenty of good bills that, if passed, would make it easier for eligible voters to register and vote. There may be others filed later in the session, and it often happens that the text of a bill is added to another so even though the original bill isn’t passed, its goal is achieved.
The following are bills I found using the Texas Legislature Online website’s Bill Search function. Using that site you can look up any of these that catch your attention and read the full text of the bill yourself as well as find new additions, amendments, or bill status as the session goes on. You can even create an account and arrange to get emails when a bill is assigned to a committee, gets a hearing, is amended or passed out of committee, or will be voted on in the House or Senate.