Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee, filed Senate Bill 5 to update the state’s Voter ID law. The chamber’s other 19 Republican are listed as co-authors. The bill would largely codify the “reasonable impediment” declaration that was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos but would explicitly subject individuals to prosecution on third-degree felony perjury charges for “a false statement or false information on the declaration.”
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