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Rep. Ron Simmons

Rep. Ron

Single-punch Elimination: House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) will be heard in the Senate Business & Commerce Committee on Tuesday, at a hearing scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. The bill would eliminate the ability to vote for all candidates of a political party using a single punch, mark or other action. Its companion bill, Senate Bill 2175 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), has not received a hearing from the Senate State Affairs Committee since its March 29 referral. Hancock is the chair of the Business & Commerce Committee.

On Monday, the Senate State Affairs Committee heard and left pending Senate Bill 1989 by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), which would remove judicial offices from single-punch straight-party voting.

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