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House Committee on Elections - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members
Debra Danburg, Chair
Jesse Jones, Vice Chair
Kip Averitt
Mary Denny
Pete Gallego
Sherri Greenberg
Terri Hodge
Jerry Madden
D.R. 'Tom' Uher
Charges
• Review and assess all issues related to the financing of campaigns, including so-called "soft-money" and other funds whose source is unclear, the influence of out-of-state political action committees, and so-called "late-train" contributions.
• Examine the benefits of reducing the number and changing the dates of uniform elections.
• Examine the procedures for early voting by mail, including simplification of the application, deadlines, distribution of lists, and similar matters.
• Review Title 15, Election Code, to consider changes to make it easier to understand and follow.
• Consider methods to make voter registration rolls more accurate and easier to use.
• Assess the need for better accommodation of voters with visual impairments.
• Conduct active oversight of the agency under the committee's jurisdiction.

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