This post has been updated since our Breaking News alert.

The clock ran out on the session’s most significant election legislation, Senate Bill 7 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). The official cause of death is the House being forced to adjourn because it lacked a quorum an hour before a procedural deadline would have killed the bill anyway. The underlying cause of death was a series of decisions by the bill’s author and its sponsor, Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park), that put it in such a precarious position.

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