CPA Senator Tommy Williams leads fight for voter ID

The Texas House of Representatives opened in peaceful harmony with the unanimous election of Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) as the new Speaker. By contrast, the normally collegial Senate opened with a partisan fight over Senate rules and voter ID legislation.

In an evening session the Senate voted to exempt voter ID legislation from the long-standing two-thirds rule, which would have required agreement by two-thirds of the chamber to bring a bill to the floor. Senator Tommy Williams (R-Woodlands), a TSCPA member, led the effort to exempt the voter ID bill from this requirement.

Read more about it in today's Austin-American Statesman.

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