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House Committee on Elections - 64th R.S. (1975)

Committee Members
Luther Jones, Chair
Pike Powers, Vice Chair
Camm Lary, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
Hamp Atkinson
Bennie Bock II
Lance Lalor
James E. "Pete" Laney
Susan Gurley McBee
R.C. 'Nick' Nichols
Walt Parker
Joseph F. Pentony
Sarah Weddington
Charges
• Review the Texas Election Code and Article VI of the Texas Constitution to identify sections which unclear, invalid or outdated. Make recommendations for improving state election laws.*
• Study the use of electronic voting systems; review problems with punch card systems, including management failures, technical difficulties, and ballots with unclear or unreadable markings. Assess the adequacy of provisions to prevent election fraud. *
• Study proposals to streamline the local election process by creating a system of county election administrators.*
• Recommend provisions for inclusion in a presidential preference primary election system.*
• Review the Secretary of State's request for appropriations above the level recommended by the Legislative Budget Board.*
• Study the impact of the federal Voting Rights Act on Texas and its political subdivisions.*

Note:
Joseph Petony (Member) resigned 01/31/1976.
Lance Lalor (Member) appointed June 1976. (Press Release, Speaker of the House Bill Clayton, June 29, 1976. See House Press Memos, L1801.1 P926 1976).

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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