The 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session is down to its final two weeks. We have already passed two of the session’s most significant end-of-session deadlines: the last day a House committee may report a House bill (May 8) and the last day the House may consider a non-local House bill on the floor (May 12). Saturday, May 20 is the deadline for House committees to report Senate bills.

Several significant and potentially significant bills with impacts on how the state conducts elections are still in the legislative process, and many others are not. More than 140 House bills never left the House Elections Committee, and dozens more Senate bills remain in their respective Senate committees. Below we list the status of several bills we have been following this session (It is not intended to be exhaustive.):

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